The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed four players out of Colombia, according to El Universal (link in Spanish). Pirates Prospects has learned a bit more about the signings, including the addition of a fifth player. Gustavo Barrios Goez, Fredy Padilla Jr., Jesus Mena, Angelo del Castillo, and Tito Polo were all signed by Orlando Covo and Daniel Espitia, with all five players expected to report to the Pirates' Dominican facility next month.
Barrios, Mena, and Padilla are all shortstops, while del Castillo and Polo are center fielders. The standouts of the group are Padilla and Polo.
Padilla is a strong hitter who could develop some power as he matures. He's listed as a shortstop, although his defense is poor, and he might be slated for left field or first base duties down the line, with his bat being the key to his value.
Polo was the player who wasn't listed in the article. He is a strong hitter, and has plus speed. His arm is only average, which could hurt his value in center fi...
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