Pirates Sign International Pitcher Leandro Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed international right handed pitcher Leandro Rodriguez, according to the Dominican Prospect League website.  Rodriguez was signed out of the league for $80,000. Rodriguez is 17 years old, and according to the article, was trained by former major leaguer Denio Gonzalez.  The article mentions that he has a loose arm, and projects to be a player to watch. The Pirates have signed a few players out of the...

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Pirates Not Pursuing Elvis Sanchez

Today I was wondering why we haven’t heard any word on Dominican third baseman Elvis Sanchez.  Leading up to the start of the international signing period, Sanchez was named as one of the top prospects for the 2010 season, according to Baseball America.  Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated mentioned on May 26th that the Pirates were one of the teams with interest. There had been talk about several Dominican players failing a...

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Pirates Sign Colombian SS Dilson Herrera

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with Colombian shortstop Dilson Herrera for $220 K.  Herrera is 16, a switch hitter, and 5′ 10″.  He has the third biggest reported bonus of the year for the Pirates, behind Luis Heredia ($2.6 M) and Willy Garcia $280 K). The Pirates have now signed 30 players in 2010, according to the International Signing Tracker, and have spent a reported...

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The Purpose of the Dominican Academy

This weekend my brother heads back to college for his senior year, so tonight I decided to make pizza for the whole family before he heads back this weekend.  Armed with a pizza stone, some gourmet recipes, and an idea from my best friend to grill the pizzas on the pizza stone, I was ready to make some awesome pizzas. The first offering had caramelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, and a ton of arugula on top.  The second pizza was a...

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Where Does Luis Heredia Rank?

After the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie from the 2010 draft class, we put together our updated top 10 prospect lists, to show where Taillon and Allie, and the other 2010 draft signings, would fit in our rankings.  Today the Pirates signed top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia for $2.6 M, giving him the biggest bonus in Pirates’ international signing history, and the fifth largest bonus in MLB...

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Pirates Sign Luis Heredia

Today is the day that the bidding begins on top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pirates are expected to reach an agreement today with Veracruz, the Mexican League team that owns Heredia’s rights. We’ve heard that the Pirates are favorites for Heredia, although that means very little until the player is actually signed.  Dejan reported a few days ago that the Pirates were strong...

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