7/8 Scouting report on Pineyro

Here’s a scouting report on Ivan Pineyro, the young pitcher whom the Cubs acquired Monday from the Nationals for Scott Hairston, courtesy of MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo:

Signed at the start of the international signing period in July 2010 for just $16,000, Pineyro made his U.S. debut in 2012, though it was shortened due to a broken jaw that came as a result of a line drive during extended Spring Training. He came back that summer and made his full season debut in 2013, earning a promotion up a level after 13 starts in the South Atlantic League (5-3, 3.14 ERA at the time of his promotion).

Pineyro has the makings of a good three-pitch mix. He’ll throw his fastball in the 87-92 mph range. He has a very good feel for his changeup, which could be an above-average pitch for him in the future. While his curve is a bit behind the changeup, there is good shape to it and it should continue to develop. Pineyro has become a solid strike-thrower as well, giving him the chance to be a starting pitcher at the big-league level in the future.

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