JOHN LANTIGUA, CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: August 26, 1997
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 170
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Lantigua was older than the usual Latin American signee, almost 19 when he signed.  He didn’t get a large bonus.  Lantigua appears to be a corner outfielder.

2017
DSL:  214/333/214, 84 AB, 14 BB, 12 K, 7-11 SB

Serving mostly as a backup in the outfield, Lantigua put up very good walk and K rates, but didn’t have any extra base hits.  He did show some base stealing ability.

2018
R:  232/289/280, 82 AB, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 BB, 22 K, 2-5 SB

Lantigua didn’t get a great deal of experience in his first year, but the Pirates still promoted him to the GCL.  He again played only sparingly and didn’t hit much, with little power.  He divided his time between the outfield corners.

Lantigua likely will be at Bristol or back in the GCL in 2019.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.

  • I realize it’s pretty much a moot point, but I think the stats here might be a little mixed up. It says in the profile that he didn’t have any extra base hits, yet it shows his batting line as having 3 2B, 2 3B, and 3 HR’s. Then in the stats his slugging% and batting avg are the same at .214 which also points to no xtra base hits. Just wanted to give a heads up.

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