Heredia finished up his first pro season this week.

A year ago, on August 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed right handed pitcher Luis Heredia, the top pitching prospect out of Mexico, and arguably the top international prospect in 2010.  Heredia signed for $2.6 M, which set a Pirates' franchise record for the biggest signing bonus for an international player.

On Thursday, a little over a year after signing, Heredia finished up his first professional season.  The 6' 6", 205 pound pitcher, who turned 17 years old earlier in the month, threw 30.1 innings, with a 4.75 ERA, a 6.8 K/9 and a 5.6 BB/9 ratio.

I saw Heredia this year when I was down in Bradenton for Spring Training.  We had heard that he was already a hard thrower, working in the low 90s, with the ability to throw several...

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