LUIS TEJEDA, SHORTSTOP
Born: August 26, 2002
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Tejeda was one of the Pirates’ top signings in 2018-19.  He couldn’t sign at the beginning of the signing period because he wasn’t 16 yet, so he waited until his birthday.  He’s a line drive hitter whom some scouts think will eventually move to second.

2019
DSL:  250/306/328, 105 AB, 3 2B, 2 HR, 11 BB, 45 K, 5-10 SB

Tejeda just held his own in his initial season, with weak plate discipline.  He played mostly at short and had some trouble with errors, posting a fielding percentage of .878.

2020
DNP

The pandemic eliminated Tejeda’s season.

The Pirates did not bring Tejeda to fall instructionals in 2020, which may not be a good sign.  He’ll be in the Florida Complex League in 2021.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $475,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
August 26, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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