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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 16-Year-Old Catching Prospect Yeison Ceballo; Scout Outfielder from Mexico

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 16-Year-Old Catching Prospect Yeison Ceballo; Scout Outfielder from Mexico
John Dreker

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed 16-year-old catching prospect Yeison Ceballo on Sunday. Ceballo participated in the Dominican Prospect League, which is a league specifically for the top prospects in the county. He has been eligible to sign since July 2nd and was one of the top remaining catcher unsigned in this class. He's a right-handed hitter, listed at 5'11", 170 pounds, though he may have grown from those numbers, which were from late 2016.

You can view a video here on Ceballo from December of 2016. His birthday is February 20th, not Feb 1st, which is listed in the video. During the game action in the middle, Ceballo is the catcher (If you pay close attention, I don't think the pitcher Shook One sign):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcdSc4aDnBw&a...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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