Pirates Sign Five Latin American Players


The Pittsburgh Pirates

signed the following players as non-drafted free agents. Included is a quote from Rene Gayo and the team the player will be with in 2011.

Adolfo Flores. RHP 5’11 170. 18 years old. VSL Pirates

Adolfo is a lean strong body young man with well above average arm action. His fastballs is 87-91 with an above average to spin a curve ball.

Juan Mendoza RHP 6′ 220. 25 years old. DSL Pirates

Juan is a little older player than is often signed in the Dominican Republic but with his natural competitive feel for the mound and his combination of pitches we felt it necessary to sign him. He has a power arm at 91-94 mph and believe this is a solid acquisition.

Edgar Munoz SS/2b/OF 5’9″ 147. 19 years old VSL (born in Panama) VSL Pirates

Edgar is a very high energy switch hitter with above average speed and the defensive versatility to play middle infield and the outfield. He is highly competitive and confident.

Anthony Claudio OF 6’0″ 180 18 years old VSL Pirates
Anthony is a player that physically resembles a young Magglio Ordonez. He has a short swing and uses the outfield gaps well.

Keybel Escobar OF 5’11” 180. 17 years old VSL Pirates
Keybel is a young but physically developed athlete with above average speed. He has a short contact swing and solid arm strength.