According to Ben Badler at Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to outfielder Juan Pie. According to our sources, Pie has been at the Pirates academy in the Dominican Republic training during the last couple weeks, so that's also a strong indicator that he will sign. He is eligible to sign on July 2nd, when the Pirates will have a $5.75 M bonus pool for international players.
Badler describes Pie as a 6'2", 170 pound, left-handed hitter, with a quick bat. Other sources have him slightly bigger at 6'3", 175 pounds. He makes consistent contact and uses the entire field as a line drive hitter. His bat will be his carrying tool, as he's limited to corner outfield due to average speed at best, an average arm and a below average instincts in the field. For what it's worth...
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