Mets Sign Outfielder Dario Pizzano

By Joseph Hill

November 28, 2018 No comments

According to Jacob Resnick of MMN, the New York Mets have reportedly signed 27-year-old outfielder Dario Pizzano to a minor league contract.

Pizzano was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Columbia University. He steadily climbed Seattle’s farm system and reached Triple-A in both 2016 and 2017, but spent all of 2018 in Double-A, where he hit .285/.361/.433.

This was merely a depth move, as the Mets’ outfield depth in the upper minors is very thin. In seven minor league seasons, Pizzano owns a career slash line of .283/.363/.434. He is primarily a left fielder, but has also seen time at right field and first base.

Past scouting reports have tagged him with a lack of athleticism that limits his range in the outfield, and has never showed a ton of power, but he should act as solid filler for the Syracuse Mets next season.