The Royals have signed a pair of 16-year-old Venezuelan pitchers, righthander Julio Pinto and lefthander Junior Reyes.
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 Duenez, the third baseman the Royals signed for $425,000. Pinto and Duenez 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.
Reyes, who signed for $155,000, is 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and has good control of an 87-89 mph fastball. He doesn't throw as hard as Pinto but he has earned praise from scouts for his pitchability. He trained with Alex Quiroz.
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