JOSE MARCANO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 10, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 193
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Marcano signed at age 17 out of Venezuela and wasn’t a high-profile signing.  His best pitch is a curve.

2017
DSL:  2-2-0, 3.69 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 63.1 IP, 2.3 BB/9, 6.8 K/9

The Pirates used Marcano mostly as a starter and he got in a lot of innings for a pitcher in his first year.  He pitched well, with good control, but may have worn down a bit late in the season.  He had a 5.82 ERA in August, with most of the damage coming in one very bad start that inflated his stats.

2018
DSL:  1-0-1, 1.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 6.2 IP, 2.7 BB/9, 13.5 K/9
R:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 3.2 IP, 2.5 BB/9, 9.8 K/9

Marcano was invited to the fall instructional league and, after a solid 2017 season, seemed a good bet to be in the GCL rotation in 2018.  Instead, he went back initially to the DSL and made four relief appearances.  The Pirates moved him up to the GCL and he made three widely scattered relief appearances, then didn’t pitch after early August.

Marcano probably wasn’t healthy in 2018.  Hopefully, he’ll have better luck in 2019.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2017
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.
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