WESLEY ZAPATA, SHORTSTOP
Born: March 2, 2004
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 152
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Zapata has the defensive ability to stay at short.  He’s been adding bulk to his frame and hopefully will continue to get stronger.

2021
DSL:  186/342/196, 97 AB, 1 2B, 22 BB, 21 K, 3-7 SB

Zapata showed very good strike zone judgment, but otherwise didn’t hit much, with no power.  He split his time between short and third, with a little time at second.

2022
DSL:  287/369/427, 171 AB, 17 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 22 BB, 34 K, 6-10 SB

The Pirates brought Zapata to extended spring training, but then sent him back to the DSL.  He had a very good year, with significantly more power.  In fact, he finished among the league leaders in doubles.  He played third, short and second, in that order of frequency.

Zapata should reach the FCL in 2023, when he’ll open the season at 19.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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