PAUL DeJONG
CATCHER
Born: August 2, 1993
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 38th Round, 1151st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Illinois State University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

DeJong played second, third, short and catcher for Illinois State.  He didn’t spend all that much time behind the plate, but the Pirates announced him as a catcher.  He redshirted in 2012, so he was eligible for the draft as a sophomore.  He had a breakout year as a hitter in 2014, leading a fairly good team in most offensive categories.  He nevertheless didn’t appear on Baseball America’s list of the top 500 draft prospects.  With two years of eligibility (both NCAA and draft), he may not be easy to sign.  It’s possible the Pirates selected him as a fallback in case they’re unable to sign Taylor Gushue or Kevin Krause.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2014 .349 .430 .596 218 21 3 9 22 39 2 3
2013 .260 .420 .320 100 6 0 0 26 23 0 0
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014:
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible:
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible:
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round, 1151st overall pick.