GERARDO NAVARRO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: August 23, 1993
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|The Pirates signed Navarro at age 19 out of Mexico. He throws in the mid- to upper-80s, with a good curve and a change that needs work. For some reason, he is or was listed in various places as a RHP, included bb-ref and MiLB.com, but that’s him in the photo.
Pitching in relief, Navarro didn’t get hit hard in his first season, but his walk and K rates were poor.
Navarro pitched mainly as a starter in the GCL. He didn’t give up a lot of hits and cut down dramatically on walks, but missed almost no bats. He had some trouble with left-handed hitters, who reached base at a .386 clip against him, compared to .223 by right-handed hitters.
Navarro returned to the GCL, where he made three starts and four relief appearances. He showed improvement, especially in the form of a much higher K rate. He didn’t appear after the end of July, though, presumably due to injury.
|2016: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|March 15, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.