ADRIAN MENDEZ, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: March 7, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
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.
Mendez had a rough time in his debut. He made 13 starts and struggled to throw strikes.
Mendez missed the pandemic season.
Mendez will be in the Florida Complex League in 2021.
|2021: Minor League Contract|
|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
|July 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.