RODOLFO NOLASCO, CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: September 23, 2001
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 175
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
Nolasco was a six-figure signing for the Pirates on the first day of the 2018-19 signing period.  He’s a corner outfielder who had the best exit velocity of any of their hitters in the DSL in his first season.

2019
DSL:  302/373/472, 199 AB, 13 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 16 BB, 26 K, 3-7 SB

Nolasco had a strong debut, hitting for average and power, and making good contact.  He got off to just a solid start, but finished very strongly, posting a 1.005 OPS in August and finishing the season with a 12-for-22 run.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  284/409/552, 134 AB, 8 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 26 BB, 43 K

A little surprisingly, the Pirates sent Nolasco to the FCL rather than to Bradenton.  The reason may have been an injury in spring training.  He made a strong showing, with very good power, along with very high walk and K rates.  He played mostly in right, although he served as DH more often than he played in the outfield.

Nolasco is one of the Pirates’ best low-level power-hitting prospects.  Hopefully, he’ll reach Greensboro some time in 2022.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $235,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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