Left-handed pitcher Angel Camacho
The Pirates have added some decent left-handed pitching talent in the last few years. In my article ranking the Pirates’ top 5 LHP prospects, all five came in the last two drafts. However, one left-handed pitching prospect they signed in the most recent international signing deadline was Angel Camacho, who could eventually be a noteworthy prospect.
Camacho already has some professional experience under his belt. The Mexican prospect pitched 23 innings as a 17-year-old for the Pioneer League Rocky Mountain Vibes. Granted, he did struggle, surrendering 23 earned runs on 18 walks, three home runs, and just 21 K’s. But that was almost a given, seeing as the average age in the Pioneer League was 24 years old.
Despite being just 18, Camacho already has a fastball that averages out in the low-90s. He has displayed a decent curveball and change-up to go along with it. Like Tejada, Camacho is about projectability. He’s 5’11” but just 150-155 pounds, and he’ll definitely fill out that frame in the coming years.
Camacho is very young, but definitely a guy to keep an eye on. He has some good stuff already and a lot more projectability, given his frame. Given he stays healthy and progresses smoothly, he could be a fun name to watch at Bradenton sometime next season.