ANDREW DENNIS
CATCHER
Born: March 30, 1993
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 37th Round, 1109th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: Wallace State CC
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Dennis set the school HR record in high school before attending junior college at Wallace State.  He hit well as a freshman, although the power didn’t show up.  He also had a strong enough arm to pitch two innings.  No 2013 stats are available for Wallace, but Dennis hit in the middle of the team’s order.  He has a commitment to UAB for the 2014 season and the coach there believes that he moves well behind the plate. The commitment figured to make him difficult to sign, but he reached a deal in early July.

2013
A-:  214/283/262, 42 AB, 2 2B, 4 BB, 15 K

The Pirates signed Dennis when Max Rossiter retired abruptly after just one game.  Dennis caught 14 games.  He didn’t do much at the plate and threw out only one of twelve base stealers.

2014
A-:  333/333/333, 3 AB
R+:  111/200/111, 9 AB, 1 BB, 3 K

Dennis got into just five games between Jamestown and Bristol.  If he returns in 2015, he’ll no doubt serve as an emergency catcher at the lower levels.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

College
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2013
2012 .354 .386 .415 130 8 0 0 6 0 0
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round, 1109th overall pick; signed on July 3.