Pirates sign six international prospects

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed six international prospects out of the Dominican Republic, pending age and identity investigations.  Those prospects are RHP Yunior Montero, LHP Cristian Hernandez, OF Miguel DeAza, SS Rodney Polonia, OF Yunior Valdez, and LHP Melvin Rosario.

DeAza was reported as signed back in May with a $150,000 bonus out of the Dominican Prospects League.  Kovacevic reports that all six players are 16 years old, although DeAza was reported as being 17 by the DPL web site.

The deals may take awhile to become official, due to the time it takes to verify a prospect’s age and identity (although DeAza should go quicker, since the DPL is designed to avoid those issues).  DK has scouting reports on each player on the PBC Blog link above.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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