LUIS ORTIZ, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 17, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 165
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Ortiz was 19 when the Pirates signed him and 20 when he started his career.  His stuff took a jump after the Pirates signed him, with his fastball reaching as high as 95 and sitting at 93.  By early 2021 he was sitting at 95-97.  His best secondary pitch is a change and he also throws a slider.

2019
R+:  2-2-0, 4.09 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 50.2 IP, 4.3 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Ortiz started his career in the rotation at Bristol, which was an ambitious assignment.  He pitched well until he started having control problems in August.  In July, he had a 2.33 ERA, with four walks and 17 strikeouts in 19.1 IP.  In August, he fell off to a 5.56 ERA, with 16 walks and 13 strikeouts in 22.2 IP.

2020
DNP

Hopefully, Ortiz can get pick up from where he was before his weak 2019 finish.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $25,000
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
October 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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