CESILIO PIMENTEL
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: January 5, 1993
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent:
N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Pimentel was one of the Pirates’ better pitching prospects in the DSL in 2011-12.  They haven’t gotten a great deal of pitching out of their international program the last few years, aside from Luis Heredia.  Their focus has been heavily skewed toward hitters, just the opposite of their approach in the draft.  Pimentel throws 88-91 with a good slider.

2011
DSL:  1-1-0, 2.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 23.1 IP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.0 K/9

Pimentel started and relieved in his debut season, but overall his workload was limited.  He fanned a lot of hitters.

2012
DSL:  3-3-3, 2.75 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 52.1 IP, 3.1 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

The Pirates increased Pimentel’s workload while using him both as a starter and closer.  He continued to pitch well, but with a far lower K rate.

2013
R:  2-3-0, 3.97 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 34.0 IP, 3.4 BB/9, 7.9 K/9

Dividing his time between starting and relief, Pimentel had a solid year in the GCL.  His ERA was worse than his other numbers, as he didn’t allow very many baserunners.  Opponents hit just .211 against him, right-handed batters just .198.  He had a far higher ERA as a starter, but his other numbers weren’t much different.

Pimentel should be able to win a spot in Jamestown in 2014.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $140,000
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.