The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday. Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster. Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players.
Heredia is the top prospect for the GCL Pirates.
The 16 year old Heredia, who turns 17 in August, signed for $2.6 M out of Mexico last year, making him the highest paid international amateur in Pirates history. There's a good reason Heredia was paid that amount, and a lot of it can be seen in this video I took from Spring Training. Heredia is very big for a 16 year old, at 6' 6", 205 pounds. He already throws 92-94 MPH with his fastball, and was rumored to have touched 96 in Spring Training. Outside of the fastball, Heredia has a slider, a changeup, and a curveball. All four...
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