JOHN LANTIGUA, CORNER OUTFIELDER
|Born: August 26, 1997
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
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.
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.
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.
|2019: Minor League Contract|
|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
|July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.