Comments on: Pirates Sign Three Prospects from the Mexican League http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-sign-three-prospects-from-the-mexican-league.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-sign-three-prospects-from-the-mexican-league.html#comment-13084 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26574#comment-13084 Having just seen a video of Julio Perez playing 3b from a year or so ago, he is definitely a first baseman. I’d post it but the video is just a minute long with music and some shaky camera work, not much to see

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By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-sign-three-prospects-from-the-mexican-league.html#comment-13080 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26574#comment-13080 There isn’t much known on them as of now. Basulto has pitched for some Jr National teams so he has been on the radar for awhile now. I actually knew the Pirates were interested in him for some time now but he was just signed today. A 6″3 lefty with a good amateur resume is always nice, especially since he is HS senior age right now. Vera is just 17 so it would be hard to put a potential tag on him at this point. Perez is fairly old for a first time signee and his father is the coach for the Leones team so that doesn’t sound good off the bat(made me think his signing was a favor for training/signing these other two players but that is just a presumption on my part) He has pretty good size and showed a little power in his brief playing time so you never know. Pirates could definitely use another power bat in the system

What is important about them is when they are signed, meaning before July 2nd when the new rules come into effect that put a cap on Int’l spending. These players won’t count against that 2.9mil the Pirates are able to spend. At this point, the more signings before that date, the better because once July 2nd hits, every dollar will count and the Pirates need to stretch that money the best they can.

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By: Tom H http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-sign-three-prospects-from-the-mexican-league.html#comment-13066 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26574#comment-13066 Any significance to these guys?

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By: ScottTid http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-sign-three-prospects-from-the-mexican-league.html#comment-13059 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26574#comment-13059 Glad they didn’t sign the catcher (watch the video starting at 4:53) Funny! 

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