The Orioles have signed 18-year-old Dominican righthander Miguel Gonzalez for $400,000. Since Gonzalez is 18, he became eligible to sign two years ago, but his trainer, Rafael Montero (known as “Spilman”), has only been brining him to tryouts for the last couple of months. Gonzalez has good size at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds with room to add another 20-30 pounds, quick arm speed and a fastball that can ride in the mid-90s. He’s still raw as a pitcher, with control and secondary pitches (a curveball and changeup) still developing as he works on his delivery.
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