GARRETT RUSSINI, CATCHER
Born: June 7, 1993
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Signed: Non-Drafted Free Agent, 2015
How Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent
College: Stetson University
Agent: N/A

PROFILE

Russini was a three-year starter at Stetson, but went undrafted.  He hit 297/365/482 as a junior before fading a little as a senior to 272/358/401.  He’s from Bradenton and worked out for the Pirates before the draft.  He’s been assigned to the GCL and will likely be a lower-level organizational catcher.

2015
R:  263/344/281, 57 AB, 1 2B, 6 BB, 7 K, 1-1 SB

Russini served as the backup catcher behind Yoel Gonzalez.  He consistently made contact as a hitter, although with no power.  He threw out three of 13 base stealers.

Russini could be anywhere in short season ball, or even at West Virginia, in 2016.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2016: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2015
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 18, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent.
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