Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/30/12
JHONDANIEL MEDINA RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: February 8, 1993 Height: 5’11″ Weight: 158 Bats: Right Throws: Right Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2009 (Orioles) How Acquired: Trade from Orioles (for Yamaico Navarro) Country: Venezuela Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Pirates acquired Medina for Yamaico Navarro, who’d been designated for assignment.  Medina throws about 89-91, with a slider and change that need improvement.  Considering his size, he’s probably a longshot to become a prospect, although at least he’s had success at the rookie level at age 19. 2010 DSL:  3-3-0, 2.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 50.1 IP, 3.0 BB/9, 8.8 K/9 Medina had a good debut in ten starts as a 17-year-old, holding opponents to a .211 average while striking out three times as many as he walked. 2011 DSL:  5-4-0, 3.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 65.2 IP, 4.7 BB/9, 8.2 K/9 In his second DSL season, Medina didn’t pitch quite as well, as he had control problems. 2012 R:  1-3-2, 3.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 46.0 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 9.2 K/9 A-:  0-0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 4.0 IP, 6.8 BB/9, 6.8 K/9 Medina started and relieved in the GCL and pitched well, fanning over a batter an inning. The Pirates could try Medina at West Virginia or Jamestown in 2013, as either a starter or reliever. STATS Baseball Reference–Minors Fangraphs MiLB.com CONTRACT INFORMATION 2013: Minor league contract PLAYER INFORMATION Signing Bonus: N/A MiLB Debut: 2010 MLB Debut: N/A MiLB FA Eligible: 2016 MLB FA Eligible: N/A Rule 5 Eligible: 2014 Added to 40-Man: N/A Options Remaining: 3 MLB Service Time: 0.000 TRANSACTIONS December 14, 2009: Signed as an international free agent by the Baltimore Orioles. November 30, 2012: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Yamaico Navarro.
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