JOAQUIN TEJADA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: July 16, 2003
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Seattle Mariners
How Acquired: Trade (from Mariners)
Country: Panama
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Tejada throws a fastball that reaches 95 mph and sits at 89-92.  He has a potentially above-average curve and a solid change.  The Pirates acquired him from Seattle in the Tyler Anderson trade.

2020
DNP

2021
DSL (Sea):  0-0-0, 7.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 5.0 IP, 7.2 BB/9, 14.4 K/9
DSL:  1-1-0, 3.80 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 23.2 IP, 4.9 BB/9, 9.5 K/9

Mostly as a starter, Tejada pitched reasonably well in the DSL, although walks were an issue.  Opponents hit  .216 against him.

2022
R:  2-0-0, 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 27.0 IP, 5.7 BB/9, 9.3 K/9

Tejada pitched mostly in relief in the FCL, although frequently three innings at a time.  Like a lot of the team’s lower level pitchers, he showed very good stuff but had trouble with the strike zone.  Opponents batted just .172 against him.

Tejada should be at Bradenton in 2023.  He’ll be Rule 5 eligible after that season.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $200,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
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
TRANSACTIONS
July 16, 2019: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an international free agent.
July 28, 2021: Traded by the Seattle Mariners with Carter Bins to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tyler Anderson.
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