I was over at Pirate City yesterday watching batting practice, when I noticed a left-handed hitter I had never seen before. The hitter was making strong contact, and crushing a few pitches. I had no way of identifying him, since he was wearing a red shirt, meaning he was injured. I also didn't recognize him.
During his last round, I heard someone call him "Chourio". Adenson Chourio? He hasn't been in the system since 2010, and would be 26 now. Plus he was 5' 9", and this guy was bigger than that. I figured it was a new player brought over from the DSL that wasn't on the Spring Training roster, since I didn't have a player named "Chourio" on my list.
After practice I checked on the name: Bealyn Chourio. You'll find him on page 127 of the 2013 Prospect Guide. You just won't find any information on him outside of his numbers. That's because there was never much information available. Chourio signed in April 2011, which isn't when interesting prospects usually sign....
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