Dilson Herrera (right) celebrates with Elvis Escobar (middle) and Jimmy Rider (left) after a two run homer.

The last two days I watched the GCL Pirates in action, seeing a lot of the new draft picks and a lot of the lower level guys in action. The Pirates won 5-1 today, thanks to home runs from Dilson Herrera and Luis Urena, along with good pitching from Cesar Lopez. Below are some notes on some of the players who stood out this afternoon, plus pictures of each player.

Cesar Lopez

Cesar Lopez - The Pirates signed Lopez out of Cuba for $600 K. At the time it was reported that he could touch 94 MPH with his fastball, although I've never seen him higher than the upper 80s in the past, as he focuses on his command. Today was the best I've seen him, both in terms of velocity and comman...

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