OLIVER MATEO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 7, 1997
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Mateo signed at age 20, but the attraction is obvious:  He sits in the mid- to upper-90s and can reach 100 mph.

2018
DSL:  2-2-0, 10.13 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 29.1 IP, 12.9 BB/9, 15.0 K/9

Pitching in relief, usually one inning at a time, Mateo had a great deal of trouble throwing strikes.  He was also very hard to hit, with opponents batting .190 against him, and he had an extremely high groundball rate of 63%.

2019
R+:  0-0-0, 54.00 ERA, 6.00 WHIP, 0.1 IP, 54.0 BB/9, 27.9 K/9

The Pirates moved Mateo up to Bristol, which was an ambitious promotion.  After one rough outing, though, he went out with a broken finger and missed the rest of the season.

2020
DNP

The Pirates will have to try again in 2021 to see whether Mateo can overcome his control issues.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
January 20, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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