Pirates Sign Two From Taiwan

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two players from Taiwan, according to Taiwan Baseball.  The Pirates added catcher Chin-De Chang and left handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang. Chang is 5′ 10″, 154 pounds, and is a left handed hitter.  He’s one of the top prospects in Taiwan, with excellent bat speed, and power from the left side. He has a strong arm, which makes him ideal as a catcher.  It was speculated that it would...

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Ten International Players to Watch: 2011

Late last year I gave a list of ten players to watch from the VSL and DSL teams. From that list, seven of the ten have been promoted to the states already. Giving a combined top ten list from these leagues is almost impossible unless you’re down there watching them, so don’t take this as the “ten best players we have” list. The information on these players is scarce and all you have to go on for most of them is...

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International Notes: Danny Arribas, Big Names

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of five international players.  Today we have two more updates on the international front: -Another player the Pirates have signed is Danny Arribas of PSV Eindhoven, via Mister Baseball.  While playing in the World Junior Championship for the Dutch Junior National Team, he hit for a .391 average in 23 at-bats.  He will likely start his career in the GCL. -I get this question about...

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Pirates Sign Five International Free Agents

According to MLB Trade Rumors, via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed the following five international free agents: RHP Adolfo Flores RHP Juan Mendoza SS/2B/OF Edgard Munoz OF Anthony Claudi OF Keybel Escobar We’ve already seen a few of these guys in action this year, so the announcement is on a bit of a delay.  Munoz has played in six games, and is currently 5-for-17 with four stolen bases in seven attempts....

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Pirates Spent $5 M On International Bonuses in 2010

Today, Baseball America released the international spending figures from the 2010 season, as well as a look at the top 20 bonuses of all time.  The Pittsburgh Pirates finished fourth in the league in overall spending with $5.00 M spent on international bonuses in 2010.  Luis Heredia accounted for over half of that total, signing for $2.6 M.  However, the Pirates spent a combined $2.4 M on the other 30 players they signed. Heredia tied...

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Cesar Lopez Deal Confirmed

A month ago we learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed Cuban pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000, thanks to a report from Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Today that signing was confirmed by Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald, via Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors has the following quote from Rene Gayo about Lopez: “Cesar is a very talented player with great character who we believe is a great addition to our organization,” Gayo said. “He has...

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