DAN URBINA
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 27, 1993
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 158
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Urbina has a fastball that reaches 90-91 and a promising change.  So far, he’s missed very few bats.

2011
VSL:  1-1-0, 7.17 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 21.1 IP, 5.5 BB/9, 5.1 K/9

Urbina struggled in limited action after signing.

2012
DSL:  2-2-0, 4.42 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 53.0 IP, 4.1 BB/9, 5.3 K/9

Urbina showed some improvement while pitching mainly as a starter, but his walk and K rates still weren’t good.

2013
DSL:  3-0-0, 2.19 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 24.2 IP, 1.8 BB/9, 3.6 K/9

Shoulder problems limited Urbina to five starts.  He got outstanding results when he was able to pitch, apart from an extremely low K rate.

2014
R+:  1-3-1, 8.01 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 30.1 IP, 5.0 BB/9, 5.6 K/9

Urbina pitched mostly out of the Bristol bullpen and struggled.  Walks and gopher balls (one every five innings) were problems, and opponents also batted .314 against him.

The Pirates will probably try Urbina in relief again somewhere in short season ball.

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
April 9, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.