Today my friends and I took in the major league team's at McKechnie against the Rays, but I wanted to also talk about our visit to Pirate City in the morning to see the minor leaguers.
Unfortunately for us (me), most of the key Low A/High A guys like Taillon, ZVR, Cain, Bell, and company were on the road to play the Toronto A teams today. But there were still plenty of guys rotating throughout the 4 fields for us to observe.
The group that I ended up tracking were the Latin American and European players that were either new to the United States or just came over last year. Here's a few observations that I mentally scribbled down:
* Dilson Herrera -- it's OK to get excited about his defense, especially his arm. There was a drill to practice relays from the outfield to home plate. On two consecutive occasions, Herrera took the relay from short left field, turned, and fired a no-hop strike right on the money to the catcher. He practiced the same thing from the 2B side with nearly t...