JOSE MELENDEZ, CATCHER
Born: September 29, 1999
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 196
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Melendez at age 19 during spring training 2019.  He was assigned initially to the Gulf Coast League.

2019
R:  273/333/364, 11 AB, 1 2B, 4 K

Melendez played in just six games, with three starts at catcher.

2020
DNP

Melendez’ role will probably be mainly as an extra catcher at Pirate City.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 21, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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