JAURI CUSTODIO, CENTER FIELDER
|Born: September 21, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Custodio originally signed with Colorado on July 2, 2018, for $150,000, but the contract was voided when he failed his physical due to a bad bone bruise. The Pirates signed him during spring training in 2019. He runs well enough that he could stay in center and he makes good contact, with some power.
Custodio played center the bulk of the time in his debut, but saw some time in the corners. He had eight outfield assists, so he seems to throw well. At the plate, he hit for a high average with some power. He didn’t walk much, but seldom struck out. He also did well as a base stealer.
Custodio was in fall instructionals in 2019 and probably should have been in the GCL in 2021, but he got hurt. He ended up back in the DSL, where he saw only limited playing time late in the season.
Custodio was hurt again when the GCL started play in 2022. He’s hit consistently well when he’s been able to play, so it’d be good to see him stay on the field for an extended time.
|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 7, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.