Pirates Land Two Top-30 Prospects in MLB International Signing Period

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Pirates landed a pair of top-30 international prospects as the signing period opened on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates landed a pair of top-30 international prospects as the signing period opened on Sunday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have been busy throughout the MLB offseason attempting to grab a king's ransom for the disgruntled Bryan Reynolds. But, that's not the only mission of Pittsburgh's offseason to-do list.

On Sunday, the MLB's international signing period officially opened and Pittsburgh took advantage by inking a pair of top-30 prospects.

Pittsburgh agreed to terms with No. 10 Jun-Seok Shim, a pitcher from Korea, and No. 26 Raymond
Mola, an outfielder from Dominican Republic.

The Pirates are flush with pitching talent in their minor leagues, ranking five arms on their top-10 prospects list. But, that's a position that's needs a constant. flux of talent. Outfield, on the other hand, is a position of need. Lonnie White Jr. is the highest-rated true outfielder in Pittsburgh's farm system, but only checks in at No. 13.

Signing talent as such a young age is always a gamble. This has worked for Pittsburgh in the past, though. The Pirates inked Starling Marte at just 18-years-old back in 2007. The current Met spent 8 years with the Pirates, making one All-Star team while smacking 108 combined home runs.

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