WILGER CAMACHO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: October 16, 1997
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Camacho was already 20 when the Pirates signed him out of Venezuela. He has good size for a righty.
Camacho pitched mainly in short relief in his debut. Opponents batted only .200 against him and he had a good K rate, but he also had control issues.
The Pirates sent Camacho initially to Bristol, but after the college draftees reported he moved down to the GCL. He pitched in short relief, sometimes as closer, and wasn’t especially effective. He continued to have control issues and didn’t miss many bats. (NOTE: One of Camacho’s GCL appearances was credited by MiLB.com to outfielder Carlos Canache. Neither MiLB nor Baseball Reference has corrected the error, but it’s been corrected here.)
The Pirates assigned Camacho to Greensboro in late June, but before he pitched in a game he went on the injured list for the rest of the season.
Camacho has pitched very little, but he’s already eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
|2022: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|March 9, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.