OMAR BASULTO
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 24, 1993
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2012, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Mexico
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Basulto is a LHP with good size who signed out of Mexico.  He throws in the mid- to upper-80s and relies on a changeup.

2011
MEX:  0-0-0, 2.25 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, 4.0 IP, 2.2 BB/9, 0.0 K/9

Before signing with the Pirates, Basulto pitched very briefly in the Mexican League.

2012
DSL:  5-1-1, 1.74 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 46.2 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 8.5 K/9

The Pirates employed Basulto in relief and he put up strong numbers.  Right-handed hitters managed only a .527 OPS against him.  Left-handed hitters had an .856 OPS, but that was in only 18 plate appearances.

2013
DSL:  5-3-0, 2.09 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 69.0 IP, 1.8 BB/9, 8.1 K/9

The Pirates moved Basulto to the rotation and he put up very similar numbers to the previous year.

2014
R+:  2-4-0, 3.95 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 54.2 IP, 2.1 BB/9, 6.8 K/9

As they generally do with players who’ve played several seasons in the Latin American summer leagues, or who are 20 or older, or both, the Pirates skipped Basulto over the GCL.  He spent the season in the rotation at Bristol and pitched decently.  His control was good, but opponents hit .292 against him and he had a subpar K rate.

Basulto most likely will open 2015 at Morgantown.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
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 5, 2012: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.