MIGUEL FERRERAS
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 19, 1991
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 221
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Ferreras is a big RHP who’s had some good K rates but has struggled to throw strikes.  He’s a moderate groundball pitcher.

2010
DSL:  1-2-1, 15.07 ERA, 3.21 WHIP, 14.1 IP, 16.3 BB/9, 7.5 K/9

Pitching in relief, Ferreras struggled through his first pro season.  He had severe control problems and also got hit hard.

2011
DNP

Ferreras missed the season with an injury.

2012
DSL:  1-0-2, 3.41 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 29.0 IP, 6.8 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

Still pitching primarily in relief, Ferreras made significant progress despite continuing control problems.  He fanned a batter an inning.

2013
DSL:  1-5-0, 4.14 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 54.1 IP, 5.5 BB/9, 7.6 K/9

The Pirates moved Ferreras to the rotation, where he continued to make progress despite the higher ERA.  He cut his walk rate some more and maintained a decent K rate.

2014
R:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.29 WHIP, 7.0 IP, 1.3 BB/9, 3.9 K/9
R+:  1-1-0, 8.47 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, 17.0 IP, 8.5 BB/9, 5.8 K/9

The Pirates tried Ferreras at Bristol to start the 2014 season and he struggled badly there, partly due to an inability to throw strikes. They moved him down to the GCL for a half dozen relief appearances in August and he had no trouble at all.

Ferreras is already Rule 5 eligible and obviously hasn’t made it very far.  If he returns, it could be for another try at Bristol in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: 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: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 4, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.