The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed outfielder Ryan Vilade off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. With the claim, the Pirates’ 40-man roster is now full.
Vilade, 23, ranked as Colorado’s 22nd-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
The Rockies selected the outfielder in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Stillwater High School in Oklahoma.
In five seasons in the Rockies’ system, Vilade amassed a .281 batting average, a .768 OPS, 35 home runs and 69 stolen bases in 504 games.
This past season didn’t go as smoothly for Vilade. In 99 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, he hit .249 with a .697 OPS with five homers and 10 stolen bases.
The right-handed hitting Vilade made his major league debut with the Rockies in 2021 and appeared in three games. He went hitless in six at-bats and drew a walk.
He joins right-hander Beau Sulser and catcher Ali Sánchez as waivers claims for the Bucs since the end of the regular season.