CHRISTIAN IBARRA
THIRD BASEMAN
Born: September 10, 1992
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 32nd Round, 959th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: LSU
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Ibarra initially played JC ball at Rio Hondo College, where he was regarded as the best JC shortstop in California.  After transferring to LSU for the 2013 season he played third and that’s the position the Pirates announced when they drafted him.  He’s a small player and hasn’t shown any speed on the bases, so it’s possible that his range is limited.  He’s been clocked from the mound at 90 mph, so he appears to have the arm for short or third.  Despite his size, he’s shown some pop with the bat and has done well at getting on base.  Because he has a year left at LSU, it may take above-slot money for the Pirates to sign him.
STATS
College
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2013 .321 .427 .486 212 17 0 6 34 35 0 3
2012 .396 .469 182 20 6
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013:
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
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 32nd round, 959th overall pick.