Osvaldo Bidò

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Osvaldo Bidò

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 175-190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Osvaldo Bidò has pitched in the minors and for the Dominican national team.

He was signed by Pittsburgh Pirates scout Juan Mercado in March 2017. [1] He was 1-8 with a 5.33 ERA for the DSL Pirates that summer, with nearly as many walks (36) as whiffs (41). He tied Pedro Zorrilla for the Dominican Summer League lead in losses. He made strides the next year, going 4-6 with a 4.18 ERA and only 19 walks in 75 1/3 IP for the West Virginia Black Bears. He tied for second in the New York-Penn League in losses and was second in IP (5 behind Alex Manasa, also the loss leader).

Bidò continued to improve, splitting 2019 between the Greensboro Grasshoppers (11-5, 3.55) and Bradenton Marauders (1-3, 2.25). He tied Joan Adon for second in the South Atlantic League in wins, one behind Roansy Contreras. Among Bucco minor leaguers, he tied Brad Case for 2nd in victories (4 behind James Marvel) and was 10th with 107 K. He missed the 2020 season as the minor leagues were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 was a step back, as he was 4-8 with a 5.09 ERA for the Altoona Curve. He made it to AAA for two games with the Indianapolis Indians, allowing 10 runs (7 earned) in 7 2/3 IP. He also missed time to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the 2020 Final Olympic Qualifier (though it was really 2021; the 2020 Olympic names were retained after a year's delay due to the pandemic). He was one of two Dominican hurlers not to allow a run in the event, alongside Marcos Diplán. Starting against the Netherlands, he had a 1-2-3 first against Jiandido Tromp, former major leaguer Roger Bernadina and Sharlon Schoop. The first hit he allowed was a second-inning double to Juremi Profar and his first K was Denzel Richardson. He allowed two hits, two walks and no runs in four innings, fanning three, before Diplán took over. The Dominicans won the last spot in the 2020 Olympics, where they would get a Bronze; Bidò did not remain with them for Tokyo. [2]