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Pirates land top Mexican prospect

Posted on: August 19, 2010 8:22 pm
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It's been a big week for the Pirates and young pitchers. They signed talented draft picks Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie earlier in the week, and Thursday they announced that they have closed the deal on 16-year-old Mexican prospect Luis Heredia.

Heredia was hot property during the international signing season, with the Yankees, Dodgers, Giants, Rangers, Mariners and Blue Jays reportedly joining the Pirates in pursuing the right-hander. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates paid $2.6 million for Heredia, by far the most they have ever paid for an international prospect. Veracruz, the teen's team in Mexico, gets to keep 75 percent of that money.

Heredia is 6-feet-6 and already reportedly has a 92-93 mph fastball.

-- David Andriesen

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Pirates land top Mexican prospect


"Heredia is 6-feet-6 and already reportedly has a 92-93 mph fastball."

And has a birth certificate written in crayon.  Does anyone believe he is really 16?


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