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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Highly Touted Outfielder from Mexico

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Highly Touted Outfielder from Mexico
John Dreker

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Fabricio Macias out of Mexico. The deal will be officially announced on Wednesday by his team in Mexico. The 19-year-old has been on the radar of the Pirates for quite some time. He just concluded a two-week stint in the Dominican Republic in front of scouts for three teams and recently he mentioned that the Pirates were one of four teams showing heavy interest in the young prospect. The Pirates signed 19-year-old Fernando Villegas, his outfield teammate on Saraperos de Saltillo  last week.

Macias recently won a yearly award given out in Mexico when he was named as the top player in Mexico under 23 years old for the 2017 season. He played in the top level summer league in Mexico, where the competition level...

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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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