YANDY VEGA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 2, 1998
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Colombia
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Vega signed out of Colombia at age 18.  He throws 90-91 with a curve.

2018
DSL:  1-1-0, 4.42 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 55.0 IP, 2.6 BB/9, 6.4 K/9

Vega started in nine games and relieved in six, showing good control but not missing many bats.  He held left-handed hitters to a .614 OPS.  Vega struggled increasingly as the season went on; his monthly opponents’ OPS from June to August was .505, .659 and .825.

2019
R:  1-1-0, 7.65 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 20.0 IP, 4.5 BB/9, 8.1 K/9
R+:  0-0-0, 10.80 ERA, 2.40 WHIP, 1.2 IP, 10.8 BB/9, 5.4 K/9
A-:  0-0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 4.5 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Vega filled in briefly at Bristol and West Virginia early in the season, then pitched out of the bullpen in the GCL.  He had a rough time there, with opponents batting .321 against him.

Vega likely will be in the GCL or at Bristol in 2020.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
July 4, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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