LIZARDY DICENT, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: February 11, 1997
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Dicent signed shortly before the 2018 season. At 21, he was old for a Latin American prospect. In 2018, he was getting his fastball into the mid-90s. In 2019, though, after missing the start of the season, he wasn’t topping 90.
The Pirates seem increasingly inclined to move their older Latin American signees quickly. They initially sent Dicent to the DSL, but after four appearances there he moved up to the GCL. He pitched in relief a dozen times in the GCL and then got into two games for Bristol. He wasn’t that effective at any level, with varying degrees of control trouble, but he missed a lot of bats and it was his first pro season.
Dicent was hurt at the start of 2019 and was able to pitch only briefly in the GCL and at Bristol.
Hopefully, Dicent will be fully healthy in 2020.
|2020: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|February 19, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.