Pirates Sign Two More International Hitters to Six Figure Deals

The Pirates have signed two more players to six figure deals, inking outfielder Kevin Sanchez and catcher Samuel Inoa. Sanchez receives $450,000, which is the biggest amount so far this year, and likely to be their biggest signing. Inoa got $240,000.

Both signings were expected. Ben Badler linked the Pirates to both players, noting that both would be getting six figure deals. John Dreker had the following information on each player.

Sanchez is apparently extremely fast, as in a plus-plus runner. Inoa is apparently the opposite when it comes to running, but he has real good opposite field power. I’m sure there will be better reports on them tomorrow, but that’s the information I got from someone who has watched them play.

The Pirates have now signed four players that we know about, with $1,040,000 spent out of their $2,111,900 bonus pool.

  • Until we get some kind of scouting report on these players we are in the dark. Fast is good but it does not mean he can hit and hit with power; a lost commodity in baseball now? Slow is good with power but is he 5’9″ and 140lbs? We need more information beside the bonus amount paid to these guys. At first report, Sanchez was a shortstop, now I guess he is an outfielder. When you get reports that don’t even know what position the player plays you have to wonder, if anyone knows anything about these players. They appear not to be on anyone’s radar except the Pirates. Not knocking the signings but appears no one knows anything about any of the 4 signed to date. Too bad the Bucs couldn’t sign at least one player that the scouting community knows.

  • Apparently the pirates bonus was’nt enough to get the head, maybe sanchez’s head decided to play for the yankees or some Other team.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    July 3, 2015 5:46 pm

    Now, this sounds encouraging – getting 3-4 prospects all in the $350-500k range…is Sanchez from the DR?

  • Joseph Willis
    July 3, 2015 4:48 pm

    Does plus-plus mean like billy Hamilton fast? If so he can be our first 16 year old September call up as a pinch runner. Obviously a joke, but I hope that is what that means.

    • John Dreker
      July 3, 2015 5:15 pm

      The person I got the speed quote from said that Sanchez was one of the fastest players he has ever seen. I wouldn’t say Billy Hamilton fast without actually seeing him first, but the DSL Pirates had Victor Fernandez last year and he is incredibly fast, so Sanchez was being compared to him