ORSEN JOSEPHINA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 8, 1995
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
How Acquired: Non-Drafted Free Agent
College: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

A native of Curacao, Josephina played two years at Hillsborough Community College and then two at Division II Palm Beach Atlantic.  He pitched as a starter his second year at Hillsborough and part of his junior year at Palm Beach, then moved to the bullpen full time his senior year.  In 2019 he had a 2.23 ERA (the team ERA was 4.51) and .189 opponents’ average, and walked 11 while fanning 54 in 40.1 IP.  He throws the standard four pitches, including a low-90s fastball, with his slider and change being his main secondary pitches.  The Pirates signed him as a non-drafted free agent.

2019
R:  3-1-1, 3.00 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 15.0 IP, 1.2 BB/9, 12.0 K/9

Josephina pitched in relief in the GCL.  He had an easy time, but he was four years older than the league’s average hitter.

Josphina figures to be an organizational pitcher at the lower levels.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 28, 2019: Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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