Bido, now 28, took an uncommon path to the majors. He was signed by the Pirates as an novice out of the Dominican Republic on the age of 21, whereas many amateurs signal when they’re 16. Regardless of the late begin, he climbed up the ladder and was known as as much as the majors in 2023, making his large league debut on the age of 27.
He appeared in 16 video games for the Pirates, together with 9 begins, tossing 50 2/3 innings with a 5.86 earned run common. His 20.3% strikeout charge and eight.9% stroll charge have been each near league common, however a low strand charge of 62.5% could have pushed some additional runs throughout, which is why his FIP was 4.10 and his SIERA 4.63. The righty additionally threw 62 2/3 innings on the Triple-A degree this 12 months with a 4.16 ERA there. The Bucs non-tendered him final week, sending him on to free company with out exposing him to waivers.
Although Bido didn’t dominate within the bigs, there have been some encouraging indicators. Per Statcast, his 4.4% barrel charge was fairly good, inserting him within the 92nd percentile. His common exit velocity and onerous hit charge have been additionally higher than the median. He nonetheless has a few choices and fewer than a 12 months of service time, so the A’s can make the most of him as a depth piece with roster flexibility going ahead.
The A’s want pitching assist about as a lot as any membership, having posted a collective 5.48 ERA in 2023, besting solely the Rockies and their 5.68 mark in that division. For the reason that A’s play in a pitcher-friendly setting and the Rockies the other, that factors to Oakland having the worst pitching workers within the majors in the newest season. FanGraphs credited Colorado’s workers with a collective 5.9 wins above substitute on the 12 months however pegged the A’s at simply 1.7.