Julio Pinto, who signed for $375,000, is a projection arm who throws 88-92 mph with developing secondary stuff that includes a curveball and a changeup. He trained with Luis Blasini, who also represented Samir Dueñez, the third baseman the Royals signed for $425,000.
Pinto and Dueñez both also traveled to the Dominican Republic last month for the
Dominican Prospect League’s Perfect Game International Series, where Pinto was named the pitching MVP during the showcase’s all-tournament game. Samir Dueñes goes 3 for 5, while showing scouts his hitting ability and power.
Congratulations to the KC Royals, Luis Blasini and the Pinto and Dueñes families!!