ROBERT DE PAULA, CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: March 23, 2003
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 193
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
De Paula is a bat-first outfielder who could develop good power.  He’ll probably play the outfield corners.

2020
DNP

2021
DSL:  188/366/219, 32 AB, 1 2B, 5 BB, 13 K, 0-1 SB

After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, De Paula played only briefly in his debut.  He saw more time at first than anywhere else, but otherwise played the outfield corners.

2022
DSL:  190/308/372, 121 AB, 8 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 8 BB, 58 K, 3-3 SB

De Paula went back to the DSL and played semi-regularly in the outfield corners.  He showed pretty good power at the plate, but his walk and K rates were very bad.

De Paula seems to have some power potential, but he’ll need to make far better contact to go anywhere.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $160,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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