Originally written December 26, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
STOLMY PIMENTEL RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: February 1, 1990 Height: 6’3″ Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2006 (Red Sox) How Acquired: Trade from Red Sox Country: Dominican Republic Agent: Praver/Shapiro WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Pimentel established himself as a prospect in the Red Sox’ system while he was still a teenager.  In fact, the Pirates reportedly were interested in him as part of the package when they traded Jason Bay to Boston in 2008.  He originally threw in the upper 80s to lower 90s, with a strong change and a curve.  His velocity has increased, but at the cost of some command.  He’s ditched the curve for a slider, but it hasn’t been a good pitch so far.  The Pirates acquired Pimentel, along with Jerry Sands, Mark Melancon and Ivan De Jesus, for Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt. 2007 DSL:  3-1-0, 2.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 62.0 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 8.7 K/9 Pimentel got off to a strong pro start in the DSL. 2008 A-:  5-2-0, 3.14 ERA,
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