JONATHAN MINIER
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 8, 1990
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Minier was already 22 when the Pirates signed him.  He throws his fastball in thelow-90s.

2013
DSL:  1-0-4, 1.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 20.0 IP, 3.6 BB/9, 6.3 K/9

Minier pitched well in relief, partly as a closer.

2014
R:  0-1-1, 1.53 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 17.2 IP, 7.6 BB/9, 11.7 K/9
A-:  0-0-0, 18.00, 3.67 WHIP, 3.0 IP, 12.0 BB/9, 12.0 K/9

Minier opened the season at Jamestown, but was sent down to the GCL after struggling in two outings.  He had some great numbers pitching in relief in rookie ball, specifically his ERA and K rate, but he had significant control problems.

Minier will start the 2015 season at age 25, so it’s unlikely he’ll be anything but an organizational pitcher.  He’ll probably go to Bristol or Morgantown.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 11, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.