Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Pitcher Adonis Pichardo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their sixth big international signing since the July 2nd period opened, though this one is a bit different than the other five from yesterday. They got right-hander Adonis Pichardo out of the Dominican. He is 18 years old already, which means he has been eligible to sign before this signing period began, but he has only recently established himself as a prospect. Pichardo began as an outfielder, switching to the mound eight months ago according to Ben Badler. He is raw for a pitcher, but displays good arm action and a fastball that can reach 92 MPH. The Pirates gave him a $105,000 bonus.

The international signing tracker is updated with all the known players signed. The Pirates have spent nearly $1.2 Mil of their $1,930,400 bonus pool.

  • sammykhalifa
    July 3, 2014 3:04 pm

    best name for a pitcher ever

  • William Wallace
    July 3, 2014 2:42 pm

    I know it is very difficult to project 17-18 year athletes but has any of these signings have Rene Gayo gushing?

    • John Dreker
      July 3, 2014 4:50 pm

      We haven’t heard anything yet, figure we will get more on these players early next week. It’s definitely hard to project them. Some of the scouting reports I’ve seen on players that went nowhere are crazy, while ones like Alen Hanson made him seem iffy at best.