• International Signing Updates

      Back in June we heard about the Pittsburgh Pirates signing two kids from Taiwan, catcher Chin-De Chang and LHP Wei-Chung Wang. We have learned that Chang signed for 250k and Wang signed for 350k but his contract was voided after he failed his physical.  He was diagnosed with a tear to...

  • Pirates Cut Ties with Venezuelan Summer League

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will no longer lease their academy in Venezuela according to Jennifer Langosch, thus ending their affiliation in the Venezuela Summer League. Starting next season they will have two teams in the Dominican Summer League.  There will be no change in the amount of players they sign as the Dominican...

  • 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Top International Prospects

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  • DSL Pirates Season Recap Part Two: Hitters

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  • DSL Pirates Season Recap Part One: Pitchers

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  • VSL Season Wrap Part One: The Hitters

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  • VSL Season Wrap Part Two: The Pitchers

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  • VSL/DSL Pirates Transactions

    The Pirates have recently released five players from the VSL/DSL rosters and added five new players in their place. Earlier this year they needed help filling out innings while they awaited approval on contracts that were on hold due to age verification issues. They signed veterans of the DSL in the interim...

  • DSL Pirates Send Four to All-Star Game

    The Dominican Summer League held its annual all-star game today and the Pirates team sent four players to the game including three players who made the starting lineup. Thirdbaseman Diego Goris, outfielders Jesus Vasquez and Raul Fortunato and pitcher Aneudy Merejo all represented the Pirates in the game. Raul Fortunato batted third...

  • Pirates Sign Venezuelan Outfielder Elvis Escobar

    The Pirates have added their second big International signing during this year's July 2nd signing period. The signing of Elvis Escobar, a 16 year old centerfielder from Venezuela was announced today by Ben Badler from Baseball America. The 5' 9" 165lb left-handed Escobar signed for $570,000 joining Harold Ramirez who signed yesterday for...

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