Born: December 14, 1995
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Drafted: 7th Round, 221st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: International Baseball Academy (PR)
Agent: N/A


The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jorge out of the International Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico.  He was unrated in Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects list, so there isn’t much information out there on him.  He also wasn’t ranked in BA’s list of the top 14 prospects in Puerto Rico, a list that included five other shortstops, the top one of which went two rounds after Jorge.  Last November, Perfect Game had Jorge throwing 90 MPH from shortstop and 93 MPH from the outfield, with a best time of 6.54 in the 60, which gives him above average speed.  He’s a switch-hitter who is better from the left side, showing good contact skills and power to the gaps.  From the right side, he stands more straight up and has an uppercut to his swing.  Jorge has a shot to stick at shortstop due to his speed and athleticism, but he could also end up at second base or in the outfield.  Jorge signed a week after the draft and should be in the GCL.  His bonus was $125,000, which was $39,700 under slot.

R:  150/259/214, 140 AB, 3 2B, 3 3B, 19 BB, 61 K, 5-6 SB

With Cole Tucker at short, Jorge was the primary secondbaseman in the GCL, also getting into four games at short.  He was overmatched at the plate, striking out in over 40% of his ABs.  He did try to work the count and had a good walk rate, but more often than not simply got himself into two-strike counts.  He also struggled in the field.

The Pirates’ decision to draft Jorge in the 7th round seems puzzling.  The team seems to dislike keeping players at the same level for multiple years, but Jorge seemed out of his depth in the GCL, so he might have considerable trouble at Bristol.  Still, the team moved Trae Arbet up after a very bad GCL debut, so they could do the same with Jorge.

Baseball Reference–Minors

2015: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 6, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round, 221st overall pick; signed on June 14.