Comments on: Daily Prospect Profile: Orlando Castro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/daily-prospect-profile-orlando-castro.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: eric http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/daily-prospect-profile-orlando-castro.html#comment-8000 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13559#comment-8000 When you say that he has an above-average curve and change, do you mean that the pitches are more advanced than you typically see from a player that age? Similarly, is his command actually good, or is it just good for a GCL pitcher? I’m having trouble understanding this report, because his description makes him sound like he’d be a #4-5 starter in the majors right now, but you also say he’s a long way away and difficult to project.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/daily-prospect-profile-orlando-castro.html#comment-7990 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13559#comment-7990    Tim, let me just add that despite coming from a small country not known for their baseball skills,before the Pirates signed him he was dominating players his own age there. He was doing so well in fact that they moved him up to face older competition and he dominated there too.
  When they signed him in Oct 2009 his fastball touched 87 and was more in the mid 80 range, as low as 82 so he has really improved that part of his game in a short time

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