Pirates Acquire Johnny Barbato from Yankees

By Jason Shetler

p/c: Icon Sportswire

The Pirates have announced that pitcher Johnny Barbato has been acquired from the New York Yankees for either a player to be named later or cash considerations. He will report to AAA Indianapolis. 

Barbato was selected as a sixth round pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 MLB Draft out of high school. The 24-year-old righty joined the Yankees organization prior to the 2015 season, after being traded from the Padres in exchange for pitcher Shawn Kelley. 

Most of the 2016 season for Barbato was spent at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he posted a 2.61 ERA, along with a 1.26 WHIP and a K/9 of 9.1 in 48.1 innings. He also pitched with the Yankees, posting an ERA of 7.62, with a much more forgiving 4.45 FIP and 3.74 xFIP in 13 innings of work. Barbato put up a 10.4 K/9 for the Yankees, and displayed a really good fastball, with an average velocity of 94.6 mph.






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