PAT DORRIAN, SECOND BASEMAN
Born: June 26, 1996
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 210
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Signed: Minor league free agent, 2018
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: Lynn University
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Dorrian’s situation when the Pirates signed him was a bit unorthodox.  He was drafted by Atlanta out of high school in 2014 and actually signed with the Braves, but he decided to go to college instead of playing pro ball.  That left him ineligible for Division I baseball, so he went to junior college for two years, then to Division II Lynn U.  He was also ineligible for the 2018 draft, so he had to wait until afterward.  Several teams showed interest, but the Pirates signed him.  Dorrian put up big numbers at Lynn in a high-offense environment.  He batted 372/448/587 as a junior and then 394/471/798 as a senior.  (In his senior year, the team batted 294/374/488.)  He’s played second, third and short.  The Pirates signed Dorrian to a minor league deal.

2018
R:  328/427/511, 137 AB, 10 2B, 6 3B, 1 HR, 24 BB, 24 K, 2-3 SB
R+:  367/457/667, 30 AB, 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 4 BB, 8 K

Dorrian spent most of the season in the GCL, but moved up to Bristol for nine games.  He played mostly third, with a few games at short and second.  Dorrian hit extremely well at both stops, with good power.  He had defensive problems, with 14 errors and an .899 fielding percentage at third, and four errors in just 30 innings at short.

Dorrian put up very good numbers for a free agent, but he was still old for the levels at which he played.  The Pirates will move him up to Greensboro in 2019.  Due to the odd events around his original signing, Dorrian is already eligible for the Rule 5 draft.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round, 373rd overall pick; signed on June 26.
August 15, 2014:
Released by the Atlanta Braves.
June 20, 2018:
Signed as a minor league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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