Antonio Pinero

Position: SS
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Helena Brewers
League: Pioneer League
Born: 03/15/1999 (Age: 25)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 155
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent July 3, 2015 (BOS)

Prospect Spotlight

The Venezuelan middle-infielder signed with the Brewers for $375,000 in 2016 after originally signing with the Red Sox in 2015 and being released from his contract as part of Boston’s punishment from MLB for their nefarious Latin American acquisition practices. Pinero is raw at the plate, and he has a lot of work to do to control the strike zone and get on base. In my viewing, he demonstrated some feel for the zone, but his ability to make hard contact was limited by sub-par barrel control. The toolsy side of Pinero’s game includes a glove that fits at both shortstop and second base. Pinero has plus hands and works well around the bag. While he has ceded shortstop to Jean Carmona for the time being, the glovework is good enough to defensively profile in the middle of the field.