GEOVANNY PLANCHART, CATCHER
|Born: September 17, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Planchart at age 17 just before the start of the 2019 season.
Planchart didn’t hit with any power at all, but he rarely struck out and hit for a high average. He threw out 42% of base stealers.
Planchart was in fall instructionals in 2019, then served as the primary catcher for one of the Pirates’ two FCL teams in 2021. He hit very well and added some much-needed power. He only threw out 19% of base stealers.
Planchart hasn’t gotten much prospect hype yet, but he’s done well so far. He should be at Bradenton in 2022.
|2022: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|March 28, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.