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Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore

Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Quincy Latimore to a minor league contract. He spent the first six seasons of his career in the Pirates system after they took him in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school.

Last January, the Pirates traded Latimore to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. Latimore hit .231/.306/.353 in 81 games at AA Akron before the Indians released him. He finished the year playing for the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League, where he put up similar offensive numbers over 41 games.

Latimore just turned 25 this week. He has a career .248/.310/.409 slash line over 732 games. In 2010 for Bradenton, he hit .266 with 19 homers and 100 RBIs.

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  • buster09

    ” Q” back in the organization ! He always hustled when he was in Altoona. Just had a bit of a problem with the breaking ball !

  • Born4rf

    Somewhere out there DaleBerrasStash is smiling!

    Actually a very good depth signing. Don’t imagine he’ll ever make the bigs but I could see him being the next “Mayor” of Altoona and he’s young enough for lightening to strike. One of NH’s best trades for Gomez.

    • emjayinTN

      4: Absolutely agree that was an excellent trade for the Pirates – was NH wearing a mask? Gomez had 30+ games and a winning record as a RHSP already in the majors and Q was just trying to get a handle on making better contact at AA. Gomez contributed 81 IP as a SP and RP last year and he and Cumpton were our salvation during the rough times.

      Q does have some pop in the bat – I think he led the Curve in HR’s and hit lefties very well. His W/K was about 1/3, but that was improvement over previous years – the pop may have been what Cleveland saw, and the 12 OF Assists which had to be Top 5 in the EL. But, on the other side of that, he led the EL in OF errors with 12. I really liked this kid when they drafted him and a lot of smart folks thought he was going to be a Top 10 Prospect.

  • ADLPirate

    Send him back to Adelaide next winter for his third tour. I can already hear the ground announcer warming up the tonsils for the name introduction which usually takes longer than the at bat.

  • dallen_71

    Pretty simple solution. In 2014, The Pirates will be full of prospects in Bradenton and West Virginia, but lacking OF depth in Altoona. Quincy Latimore was born in Feb. 1989, Taylor Lewis was born in Dec 1989. Latimore has a 19 HR season in A+ Ball, and back-to-back 15 HR seasons in AA under his belt. While Taylor Lewis hit .207 in A+ Ball and is not ready for a promotion. Add Latimore and cut Lewis, done.

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