MARC BACA
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: October 11, 1986
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 42nd Round, 1255th Overall, 2009
How Acquired: Draft
College: UNLV
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Baca played one year at Northeastern Junior College and then three at UNLV. His numbers at UNLV weren’t impressive, but the Rebels typically had a staff ERA well over 6.00 (in 2008 it was over 7.00), so they probably played in a hitters’ environment. Baca seems to have done best when he pitched strictly in relief. He doesn’t throw hard, topping out around 87-88, but is a strong groundball pitcher.

2009: Served as State College’s primary closer and put up just fair numbers.

2010: Had good first half for West Virginia, posting 2.10 ERA before SAL All-Star break, but 8.80 after. Overall, allowed too many hits and walks, with only fair K rate. Baca played one year at Northeastern Junior College and then three at UNLV. His numbers at UNLV weren’t impressive, but the Rebels typically had a staff ERA well over 6.00 (in 2008 it was over 7.00), so they probably played in a hitters’ environment. Baca seems to have done best when he pitched strictly in relief. He doesn’t throw hard, topping out around 87-88, but is a strong groundball pitcher.

Baca appears to be strictly an organizational pitcher who’ll eat up relief innings. He doesn’t look like he’s ready for the next level and so could return to low A in 2011, although he wasn’t on any roster at the start of the season.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com 

NCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
BB/9
K/9
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2007
4-3-5
30
0
41.0
47
2
21
27
4.6
5.9
1.66
.301
3.51
2008
2-4-1
23
5
45.1
75
3
23
26
4.6
5.2
2.16
.393
7.74
2009
3-1-3
21
1
33.1
37
1
17
22
4.6
5.9
1.62
.285
4.05
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 6/19/2009
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2015
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2012
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 11, 2009: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 42nd round, 1255th overall pick.
June 16, 2009: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.