MONTANA DuRAPAU
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 27, 1992
Height: 5’11″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 32nd Round, 971st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Bethune-Cookman University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

DuRapau is a small righty who put up outstanding numbers his last two years at Bethune-Cookman.  He doesn’t overpower anybody, but instead relies on locating and mixing his pitches.  He throws four pitches, including a fastball that only reaches 88.  Baseball America did not rank him among either the top 500 draft prospects or the top 98 prospects in Florida.  As a senior DuRapau signed quickly.

2014
A-:  3-2-1, 2.21 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 61.0 IP, 1.2 BB/9, 8.4 K/9

DuRapau pitched mostly in the rotation at Jamestown and was the team’s best starter, along with Tyler Eppler.  He had excellent control and a surprisingly good K rate, especially at the end of the season when he fanned 33 in his last 29 innings.  He had a big platoon split, allowing right-handed batters only a .527 OPS compared to .742 for left-handed batters.

As a RHP who doesn’t throw hard, DuRapau is facing tough odds, but he’s off to a good start.  He should be at West Virginia in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2014 11-1-3 18 15 110.1 74 3 19 98 0.84 1.71
2013 9-3-0 16 16 109.0 93 5 22 78 1.06 2.89
2012 4-7-0 17 15 91.0 83 6 27 70 1.21 3.86
2011 1-4-1 14 5 33.0 40 0 37 36 2.33 7.91
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, 971st overall pick; signed on June 12.