DARWIN BAEZ, CATCHER
Born: November 6, 2000
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 186
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Baez late in the 2017-18 international signing period.  He’s a catcher but has also played a lot at first.

2018
DSL:  205/254/277, 166 AB, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 11 BB, 36 K, 2-3 SB

Baez struggled to hit in his first season.  He started 27 games behind the plate and seven at first, and threw out 31% of base stealers.

2019
DSL:  263/313/403, 236 AB, 16 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 15 BB, 36 K, 2-2 SB

Baez played regularly, but spent a little more time at first than behind the plate.  He threw out 29% of base stealers.  He made progress at bat, showing solid power and cutting down on his K rate.

2020
DNP

Baez didn’t play in the pandemic season.

The Pirates brought Baez to the Florida Complex League for 2021.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: 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: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
April 14, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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