MIGUEL SOSA, CATCHER
|Born: December 4, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Sosa as a potential power hitter who might be able to stay behind the plate. He has a good arm, but his receiving otherwise needs work.
Sosa hit well enough in his debut, including solid plate discipline, but the power didn’t emerge. He played almost exclusively behind the plate, but threw out only 13% of base stealers and had ten passed balls in 27 games.
Sosa went back to the DSL and had a big year on offense. The power started coming around and he had a remarkable BB:K ratio. He started only nine games at catcher, compared to 18 in the outfield corners, so the Pirates may be having doubts about his viability behind the plate. Sosa missed several weeks late in the season due to injury.
If Sosa continues to develop with the bat, he won’t have to catch in order to move up as a prospect.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.