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Pirates Sign Joey Terdoslavich to a Minor League Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich to a Minor League deal for the 2017 season.

Terdoslavich's Minor League contract includes an invite to Major League Spring Training.

Terdoslavich spent the entire 2016 season in the Baltimore Oriole Minor League system. He played 109 games for Double-A Bowie and 17 games for Triple-A Norfolk. While he struggled in limited time at Triple-A, Terdoslavich had good numbers at Double-A.

In 459 plate appearances at Double-A last season Joey Terdoslavich owned a .246/.349/.419/.768 slash line. He also owned a 13.1 percent walk rate, .351 wOBA, and a 116 wRC+. This included 39 extra base hits.

During the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons Joey Terdoslavich saw Major League actions. In each of these three seasons he reached the Major Leagues with the Atlanta Braves. Over the course of these three seasons he accumulated 162 plate appearances in 92 games.

In his 162 career Major League plate appearances Joey Terdoslavich owns a .221/.296/.324/.620 slash line. He also owns a lifetime 9.1 percent walk rate, .295 wOBA, and a wRC+ of 81. So, much like in the Minor Leagues, Terdoslavich flashed the ability to draw a walk in limited Major League plate appearances.


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