Ben Cherington has been the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager since November 2019, and with this year's international signing deadline coming up, let's take a look back at his previous international signings.
The international market has produced many great players. All-stars like Rafael Devers, Vlad Guerrero Jr., Andres Gimenez, and even MVP-caliber players like Jose Altuve and Fernando Tatis Jr. have signed out of the international market. For a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates, this is an easy way to add extremely young talent and give the organization a boost to the minor league system.
Since November 2019, Ben Cherington has been the Pirate general manager. That means that he’s gone through three international signing deadlines as part of the Pirates’ organization. This year will be his fourth, and he’s looking to start strong by inking Jun-Seok Shim, who is considered the best international pitcher of this year's class.
But as the Pirates’ general manager, how have his international signings looked so far?