Found March 12, 2013 on
Born: March 31, 1994
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Chourio is a relatively tall shortstop with a wiry build. He missed the 2012 season due to arm surgery, but was in minor league camp in 2013. He looked impressive in batting practice, showing good power from the left side. He was only 5’10″, 140 when the Pirates signed him, but now is probably even bigger than the 6’0″, 167 listed for him in the Pirates’ media guide.
VSL: 200/308/233, 90 AB, 3 2B, 14 BB, 16 K, 2-10 SB
Chourio handled a little less than half the shortstop duties for the Pirates’ VSL entry. Other than putting up good walk and K rates, he did little at the plate, which isn’t unusual for a 17-year-old in his first pro season.
DSL: —/—/—, 0 AB
Chourio had Tommy John surgery and effectively missed the season. He got into two games, but had no plate appearances.
Although he was doing some drills at Pirate City, Chourio wasn’t fully healthy. He is only in Bradenton to rehab his injury. He will return to the Dominican Republic when Spring Training ends to continue his rehab and prepare for the DSL season.
2013: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: $30,000
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
April 9, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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