TONY BLANCO, JR., CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: May 14, 2005
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 243
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2022, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Blanco is a huge guy with prodigious power potential.  According to Baseball America, his speed is only a little below average and his arm is above average, so he has a reasonable chance of staying in an outfield corner rather than shifting to first.

2022
DSL:  211/368/211, 19 AB, 1 HR, 10 K

Blanco’s debut season never got off the ground, as injuries limited him to eight games.  He did at least hit his first pro home run.

Depending on how advanced the Pirates think Blanco is as a hitter, it’s not inconceivable that he could go to the FCL in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $900,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2026
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2022: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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