JULIAN VILLAMAR, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: April 23, 1994
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Villamar throws a mid-90s fastball and a good curve, but has trouble finding the strike zone.
Villamar had a rough first season, pitching strictly in relief.
The Pirates sent Villamar back to the DSL where he continued pitching in relief. He had a much better season. Opponents batted only .189 against him and slugged just .223, and he fanned well over a batter an inning, but he walked nearly a batter an inning.
Villamar pitched out of the bullpen in the GCL, walking more than a batter an inning.
The Pirates could try Villamar at Bristol, but he’d probably need to improve his control first.
|2016: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2015
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|November 3, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.