Herrand was touching 96-97 MPH in the instructional leagues this year.
Yesterday, Baseball America released their figures from the 2010 international signing class, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates spent an estimated $5 M on international bonuses in 2010, which was the fourth most in the majors. Ben Badler of Baseball America also released a review of the signings in the NL Central (subscribers only). One interesting part came in the discussion of right handed pitcher Jonathan Herrand.
Herrand was signed by the Pirates back in May 2010 out of the Dominican league La Javilla for a $185 K signing bonus. At the time it was reported that Herrand threw a fastball between 93-95 MPH, along with a good changeup and an excellent curveball. His mechanics were compared to a young Pedro Ma...
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