Pirates Sign Young Center Fielder from Australia

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their 43rd international signing since July 2nd, bringing in Australian center fielder Solomon Maguire.

Maguire turns 17 years old next month. He’s listed at 5’11”, 167 pounds. He’s very athletic, with potential for multiple plus tools. He has above average bat speed, power potential, plus speed and a strong arm. He’s the second player signed by the Pirates from Australia. They added pitcher Brandan Bidois in late September. Maguire is still in school, so his time will be somewhat limited at Pirate City until he graduates.

Here’s a highlight video of him from the U18 World Cup tournament back in October, where most of the players were 1-2 years older. Maguire shows power to all fields in the video:

Here’s a second video:

Maguire took place in the MLB College Showcase over the winter and was featured in this article from Jesse Sanchez.

The international signing tracker has been updated.