Comments on: The Pirates Have a New International Player at Pirate City http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kevin Webster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25293 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:05:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25293 I had the good fortune to see Heredia (and get an autographed ball) in Batavia last summer when he was with State College. He’s giant compared to the rest of the team. He worked well too, giving up 1 earned over 5 innings. 8 hits, 3 K’s, no walks. Here’s the box. http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2012_06_26_stcasx_batasx_1&t=g_box&sid=t511

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25246 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:50:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25246 Bell reportedly weighs 240 and Polanco 220. Both hit the weights over the winter.

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By: clemente21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25231 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:45:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25231 Yes, he was more of a wonder child & brought up to the US soon after signing. By the way, I saw him at Pirate City last week & he’s grown some more – every year it seems like one inch & 10 lbs. Polanco also looks bigger/taller as does Bell.

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By: George Hareras http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25229 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:05:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25229 Maybe put Heredia in there too. Although he was pretty highly touted if I’m not mistaken

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By: clemente21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25226 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:37:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25226 These are the guys you have to take a shot with in order to get the next Marte/Polanco/Hanson. Always a numbers game, sign 10 and hope for one good one.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25219 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:09:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25219 Tim: Nice catch – folks around the game can see and hear the swing and impact and know they are seeing something distinct; it is the same as watching a fielder catch and throw a ground ball – some just stand out immediately. He will play all of this year as a 19 year old switchhitting SS who is estimated at 6’2″ 190, and he only cost us $30,000? Nice stuff. Could very well be one of the many who may end up a 3B because they grew out of the SS mold.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25214 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:59:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25214 Geez, I got excited and thought it would be one of the big ticket De La Cruz’s. Any word on them or where they will play in 2013?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25212 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:39:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25212 I haven’t heard anyone pronounce his name. Everyone I talked to called him “Chourio”.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25211 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:37:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25211 If you were any kind of scout you could predict how he’s gonna throw before he throws.

PS – is it pronounced Bee-lyn or Bell-in or Beel-in?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/the-pirates-have-a-new-international-player-at-pirate-city.html#comment-25209 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:25:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47857#comment-25209 I don’t know if I would say he is better suited to play second. At the same time, I wouldn’t say he could play short. He’s athletic, but none of us have seen him make a throw yet.

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