JIMMY BARTHMAIER
SP, Indianapolis Indians
Age: 26
Born: January 6, 1984
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 240
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 13th Round, 389th Overall, 2003
How Acquired: Waiver Claim
High School: Roswell HS (Roswell, GA)
Agent: N/A

RELEASED

SCOUTING REPORT
Barthmaier was near the top of Houston’s farm system rankings for several years until 2007, when he struggled in his first attempt at AA.  Following the 2007 season, Houston designated Barthmaier for assignment, removing him from the 40-man roster.  The Pirates claimed Barthmaier, and saw him rebound at the AA and AAA levels in 2008.

Coming in to the 2009 season, Barthmaier was rated the number 12 prospect in the Pirates’ farm system by Baseball America.  He was considered one of the best starting pitching prospects in the Pirates’ farm system, thanks to his 2008 AAA success, and his pitch selection.  He threw a 91-93 MPH fastball, which touches 96, and an 85 MPH hard breaking ball that rated as one of the best breaking pitches in the International League in 2008.

Barthmaier went down early in 2009 with an elbow injury and needed Tommy John surgery.  He will compete for a job out of Spring Training, but isn’t likely to make the team.  At 26, he still has a chance to make it in the majors as a starter, however the Pirates need him to do something this season, or risk losing him to minor league free agency following the season.

STATS

MAJORS:

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MINORS:

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2003
MLB Debut: 6/27/2008
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-Man: 11/18/2005 (Removed 5/18/2009)
Options Remaining: 0 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.001

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS
2005: Low-A All-Star SP
2005: South Atlantic League All-Star RHP
Baseball America

2004: #10 HOU
2006: #4 HOU
2007: #4 HOU
2008: #17 PIT
2009: #12 PIT
BUCCO Fans.com

2009: #16

TRANSACTIONS
June 3, 2003: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 13th round, 389th overall pick.
July 3, 2003: Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
November 18, 2005: Contract purchased by the Houston Astros.
November 20, 2007: Selected off of waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Houston Astros.
May 18, 2009: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
January 4, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
June 23, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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