Pirates Sign Three International Players
Dec22

Pirates Sign Three International Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed three international players, all from the Dominican Republic. The biggest name among the group is outfielder Eddy Vizcaino, who played in the Dominican Prospect League. They also signed a pair of middle infielders, William Calderon and Melvin Jimenez. The Pirates were nearing their international bonus pool limit before acquiring $269,900 worth of bonus pool space from the Oakland A’s in the Ike...

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Pirates Sign Catcher Out of Venezuela
Aug20

Pirates Sign Catcher Out of Venezuela

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 18-year-old catcher Raul Hernandez out of Venezuela last month. He counts as a July 2nd signing and he’s one of three catchers the Pirates have signed during this year’s signing period. They also gave a a six-figure bonus to 16-year-old Gabriel Brito on July 2nd and a few days later they signed 17-year-old Roberto Noguera out of Colombia. Hernandez has been eligible to sign since 2012, but his...

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Pirates Sign Colombian Catcher Roberto Noguera
Jul08

Pirates Sign Colombian Catcher Roberto Noguera

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 17-year-old Colombian catcher Roberto Noguera. He trained at the Baseball Academy of Gaujira (Academia de Beisbol del Gaujira) and he was signed by Orlando Covo on July 2nd. Noguera was born on May 15, 1997 which made him eligible to sign during last year’s July 2nd signing period. According to this article in Spanish (which has three photos of Noguera, including him batting right-handed) he...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Eighth International Prospect
Jul04

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Eighth International Prospect

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their eighth international signing of the July 2nd signing period according to Jesse Sanchez at MLB.com. There is very little information available on the newest player. His name is Jerry De Los Santos and he is a 16-year-old right-hander out of the Dominican, who signed for a $100,000 bonus. No other information is available at this time. We will have more on De Los Santos in the near future. You can...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Pitcher Roger Santana
Jul03

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Pitcher Roger Santana

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their seventh six-figure bonus signing this July 2nd signing period, inking left-handed pitcher Roger Santana for a $100,000 bonus. He is a 16-year-old from the Dominican, who stand 6’1″, 170 pounds and throws a fastball in the 85-89 MPH range. Santana also throws a curve ball with good potential. The 2014 international signing tracker has been updated with links to all seven players the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Pitcher Adonis Pichardo
Jul03

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Pitcher Adonis Pichardo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their sixth big international signing since the July 2nd period opened, though this one is a bit different than the other five from yesterday. They got right-hander Adonis Pichardo out of the Dominican. He is 18 years old already, which means he has been eligible to sign before this signing period began, but he has only recently established himself as a prospect. Pichardo began as an outfielder,...

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