EDGAR MUNOZ
CENTERFIELDER
Born: October 31, 1991
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 150
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Panama
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Munoz is a very small switch-hitter who’s played all three outfield positionsand also a little at third.  He hit well in theVSL, but not after moving to the DSL.  He steals a lot of bases but also gets thrown out a lot.

2011
VSL:  360/464/439, 164 AB, 8 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 23 BB, 14 K, 23-35 SB

Munoz played mostly left in the VSL and hit for a high average and got on base a lot.  He obviously wasn’t an efficient base stealer.

2012
DSL:  239/336/287, 188 AB, 7 2B, 1 3B, 25 BB, 21 K, 24-38 SB

The DSL was more of a challenge for Munoz.  He didn’t hit much, but continued to draw walks.  He also continued to get thrown out a lot on the bases.  He split his time among the three outfield spots and also played a little at third.

2013
DSL:  400/500/400, 10 AB, 2 BB, 1-1 SB

Munoz must have been hurt as he played in only four games.

2014
R:  353/353/588, 17 AB, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 K
R+:  259/304/343, 108 AB, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 BB, 24 K, 1-5 SB

Munoz opened the season in the GCL, but the Pirates moved him up after five games, possibly due to Ulises Montilla being lost for the season.  Munoz spent most of his time at third and just held his own at the plate.

Munoz will probably serve as a lower level utility player, possibly at Morgantown in 2015.  Because he was 19 when he signed, he’s already eligible for the Rule 5 draft.

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: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
May 6, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.