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Pirates Sign Colombian Outfielder Harold Ramirez

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Colombian outfielder Harold Ramirez, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America.  The Pirates inked Ramirez for $1.05 M, which is their second biggest international amateur bonus, right behind the $2.6 M they gave Luis Heredia.

Today is the start of the international signing period, and it should be no surprise that Ramirez signed so quickly.  We heard last month that the Pirates were a big player for his services, possibly offering more than most teams to get him.  Ramirez is 16 years old, and has a thick 5′ 11″, 175 pound frame.  Despite the frame, he’s a plus-plus runner, although he doesn’t really have the arm for center field, and there’s some debate over whether he has any power projection left in his frame.

Baseball America projected Ramirez to have the 15th biggest bonus in the international signing period this year.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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