ANTHONY SOLOMETO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 12, 2002
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 218
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Round 2, 37th Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Bishop Eustace Prep (Pennsauken, NJ)
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Solometo is a tall lefty with a funky delivery that adds deception, but gives some scouts concern about his command.  He throws his fastball 89-93 mph, sometimes getting into the mid-90s.  At a showcase before the draft, he was throwing 94-97.  His slider is good but needs more consistency, and like most prep pitchers he needs to work more on his change.  All three, though, could become plus pitches.  His command has mostly been good, which resulted in him shooting up draft boards during 2021.  Baseball America had him ranked 28th among draft prospects, MLB Pipeline 17th.  He has a commitment to North Carolina.  The Pirates signed Solometo for $2.8M, well above the slot value of $1,999,300.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $2,800,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 12, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round, 37th overall pick; signed on July 20.

 

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