Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Cristian Charle out of the Dominican. He has been clocked as high as 95 MPH, and can be seen in the video below, which is from February.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPX9zty4OI&feature=youtu.be

In our international recap on Sunday, I mentioned that we were looking into a pitcher that we thought was signed. It turns out that the Pirates had signed 19-year-old lefty Denny Roman out of Mexico about the same time that the article was being written up. Roman pitched well in winter ball this past off-season and he pitched well enough three years ago that he was drafted by a team at 16 years old in the Mexican winter league. He has likely been held back by his size, being listed at 5'8"...

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