The Pittsburgh Pirates should look out for these two international relief pitchers to make the move to the United States.
The international market can bring talent in from around the globe to Major League Baseball. Some of the best players in the game, both currently and formerly, were signed out of other countries. Though many were signed as teenagers, you’ll occasionally see a veteran of an international league head over to the United States.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are no strangers to the international market. They’ve signed some pretty notable prospects from other countries, including Hung-Leng Chang and Po-Yu Chen from Taiwan, Tony Blanco Jr., and Yordany De Los Santos out of the Dominican Republic. But they were all signed at a very young age.
If the Pittsburgh Pirates decide to explore the international market for foreign league veterans, they could look at many different players. But today, I want to focus on two relief pitchers who may look to head over to the US this winter. It’s still early, but they could still make an impact on the team in 2023.