This week the Cardinals signed 16 year old right-handed pitcher Ronald Medrano out of Nicaragua. They must have used the money from the failed signing of Andres Serrano. Medrano is considered one of the top pitching prospects this year in Nicaragua and is part of the July 2nd class. No word on the bonus for Medrano. Analysis and video after the jump.
Cardinals sign RHP Ronald Medrano, one of Nicaragua’s top July 2 prospects bit.ly/NBjOqn
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) August 20, 2012
Medrano is 6 feet, 170 pounds and pitches to both sides of the plate with a fastball that sits around the high-80s and has touched 90-91. He has shown good pitchability for his age and feel for his secondary stuff, including a curveball with good spin that could become an above-average offering, as well as a changeup.
Thanks to CodeeG, below are some videos of the new Cardinals signee.
— Cody G. (@CodeeG) August 21, 2012
I love the scenery and the fact that there’s a dog running through
their pitching area at the beginning of that video that CodeeG linked to.
Below are some more videos from the same account “nicabaseball” – which all appear to be from the same time period or even the same day.