ADRIAN GRULLON
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: September 17, 1992
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 197
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent:
N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Grullon didn’t sign until he was 18 and didn’t get much playing time until he was 19.  He received enough of a bonus to show the Pirates think he has some potential.  His height is listed by various sources as 6’0″, 6’4″ or 6’7″, but it’s the last one.  His fastball ranges from the upper-80s to 93, and he also throws a curve and a rudimentary change.

2011
DSL:  0-1-0, 5.40 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 5.0 IP, 7.2 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

Grullon pitched only briefly after signing.

2012
DSL:  1-4-0, 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 27.2 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

The Pirates used Grullon as a starter in the DSL, but he still didn’t get many innings.  He pitched respectably.

2013
R:  0-3-0, 5.09 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 17.2 IP, 3.1 BB/9, 10.2 K/9

Grullon had an uneven season in the GCL, mostly as a starter.  He showed good stuff, as evidenced by his K rate, and didn’t walk many, but he got hit hard at times.  Lefties hit .320 against him.  He missed a month starting in late July, making just one relief appearance after that.

Grullon has ability and could develop into a prospect.  He’s pitched very little so far, though, so he may return to the GCL.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $120,000
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
April 16, 2011: Signed as an international free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.