ADRIAN MENDEZ, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 7, 2002
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 160
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Mendez was one of the Pirates’ top international signings in 2018.  In fact, his bonus was the largest one they were known to give to a pitcher for a number of years after they signed Luis Heredia.  At the time he signed, he threw in the upper-80s with a slow curve.

2019
DSL:  0-3-0, 7.01 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 43.2 IP, 6.8 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Mendez had a rough time in his debut.  He made 13 starts and struggled to throw strikes.

2020
DNP

Mendez missed the pandemic season.

Mendez will be in the Florida Complex League in 2021.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $355,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
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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