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, his Dominican Prospect League scouting report has him rated higher as both a runner and an outfielder. He turned 16 on April 1st.
Here are three videos, plus there is one in the link from Baseball America. This first one was before he turned 15.
This is from a few months after this first video.
I don’t know what you heard about me, but here’s another video of Juan P-i-e (gold star if you get the reference)