ARQUIMEDES LORENZO
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 29, 1991
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2009, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates regarded Lorenzo highly when they signed him.  At the time he threw in the low-90s, with promising secondary stuff.  He hasn’t developed much, though, and missed most of one season due to a drug suspension.

2010
DSL:  2-4-0, 6.56 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 48.0 IP, 5.6 BB/9, 4.9 K/9

Lorenzo didn’t pitch well as a starter in his first season.  He didn’t get hit hard, but struggled with his control.

2011
DSL:  0-0-0, 6.00 ERA, 2.44 WHIP, 9.0 IP, 7.0 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

Lorenzo missed most of the season due to a 50-game suspension for violating the minor league drug policy.

2012
DSL:  3-2-1, 3.98 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 40.2 IP, 4.4 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

Lorenzo mostly pitched out of the bullpen.  He improved over his first season, but still had poor walk and K rates.

2013
DSL:  4-1-2, 3.40 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 39.2 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 4.3 K/9

Lorenzo continued pitching in relief and made some more progress, although his K rate was very low.

The Pirates brought Lorenzo to camp in 2014, as he can’t pitch in the DSL any longer.  He could be assigned to Bristol.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2014
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
November 10, 2009: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.