CRISTIAN HENRIQUEZ
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 20, 1992
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates signedHenriquez at age 18 out of the Dominican.  Hewas considered a polished pitcher with a curve and change that had potential.

2011
DSL:  4-3-0, 4.62 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 37.0 IP, 4.1 BB/9, 6.3 K/9

The Pirates used Henriquez out of the bullpen in his debut season and he got hit fairly hard.  He also had mild control problems.

2012
DSL:  2-4-0, 3.03 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 59.1 IP, 2.1 BB/9, 5.6 K/9

Henriquez got better results as a starter, although they were mainly the product of improved control.  Opponents still hit .282 against him.

2013
DSL:  4-1-1, 1.72 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 62.2 IP, 2.0 BB/9, 5.5 K/9

Henriquez continued to improve, this time as a swing man.  He held opponents to a .246 average.

2014
R+:  0-2-0, 6.11 ERA, 1.98 WHIP, 17.2 IP, 5.6 BB/9, 6.1 K/9

Given his experience level, the Pirates skipped Henriquez over the GCL and sent him to Bristol.  He struggled there in relief, putting up poor numbers across the board.

Henriquez will turn 23 during the 2015 season and didn’t handle advanced rookie ball well.  He could return there or the Pirates could try him at Morgantown.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
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
July 15, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.