Tag: Yunior Montero

Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players, Including Barrett Barnes and Cody...

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates released seven minor league players on Wednesday morning. Outfielders Barrett Barnes, Michael Suchy and Ty Moore, pitchers Cody Dickson, John Stilson and Yunior Montero, and 1B/C Jose Barraza have all been released. Barnes is the biggest name here obviously. He was drafted 45th overall in the 2012 […]
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WTM: How Unique is a Pirates’ Relief Pitching Prospect?

The Pirates have some unusual relief pitching prospects in their organization right now.  Edgar Santana, Dovydas Neverauskas and Yunior Montero have unique backgrounds, each in his own way, but what may be the most unique about them — IF they make it in the majors — is that they’re Pirates relief prospects at all.  (The […]
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Edgar Santana Leads a Group of Seven Pirates Taken in Dominican...

The Dominican winter league held their 2016 draft on Thursday night and seven players from the Pirates were eligible to be drafted among a pool of 149 players. That list of Pirates includes shortstop Alfredo Reyes and six pitchers, Delvin Hiciano, Julio Eusebio, Cesilio Pimentel, Edgar Santana, Yunior Montero and Pedro Vasquez. Reyes, Eusebio, Montero […]
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Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the...

Today marks the start of the international signing period, which is a big day for teams as they get their first chance to sign players who recently turned 16. To be eligible to sign, those players have to pass a background test with Major League Baseball, showing that they are who they say they are, and […]
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Prospect Highlights: First Look at a GCL Pirates Pitcher With a...

Yesterday, we shared some great video of 19-year-old five-tool outfielder Tito Polo from Tuesday’s GCL Pirates game. Check it out if you haven’t seen it, the link includes four of his plate appearances from the game.  You don’t often see video from down in the GCL, but we are lucky enough to get our own […]
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Pirates Sign Seven More International Players

After we heard about the two high profile signings from yesterday, shortstop Adrian Valerio and outfielder Edinson Lantigua, the Pirates also announced the signings of seven more players today. These players are all slightly older players, eligible to sign prior to this July 2nd signing period. They are shortstop Luis Perez, second baseman Raul Siri, lefty […]
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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Dominican Summer League Preview

The 2013 Dominican Summer League begins play on Saturday, with both Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in the league taking the field, one of them as the defending champions. The league has a 72 game schedule and runs through the end of August. While the Pirates have two different teams in the league, known as Pirates1 and […]
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Ten International Players to Watch: 2011

Late last year I gave a list of ten players to watch from the VSL and DSL teams. From that list, seven of the ten have been promoted to the states already. Giving a combined top ten list from these leagues is almost impossible unless you’re down there watching them, so don’t take this as […]
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