Sox Scoops 40.63: "Sox Tab Brazilian Right Hander As First Pick"

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Sox Scoops 40.63: "Sox Tab Brazilian Right Hander As First Pick"

Post by HoosierVic » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:36 pm

By Mike Talley
Black Sox Beat Writer
Chicago Sports Online

He’s a Brazilian right-hander pitching for a high school team in Moscow – and now he’s the first round draft pick of the Chicago Black Sox.

Romeu Tameiro
Romeu Tameiro, 18, the 15th player taken in the draft, is a starter with a four-pitch repertoire: a fastball, a cutter, a slider, and a forkball. Scouts believe the fastball and cutter could eventually grade out as 8’s, while the forkball projects as a 7 and the slider as a 6.

“We think Romeu shows great promise and we will make a concerted effort to sign him to a contract as soon as possible,” said Asst. GM Bill McGuffin. “I know some teams are saying they won’t even try to sign their first-rounders, but don’t count us among them.”

Scouts say Tameiro’s overall potential is around 55, with stuff and movement that grade out at 6 and control at 5.

The OSA scouting report characterizes his cutter as “lively” and should end up as his best pitch.

Although OSA scouts caution that Tameiro may have control issues, the report concludes that “at his peak, Tameiro can occupy a spot in the middle of a rotation.”

“If that happens, then we’ll be absolutely delighted,” McGuffin said. “We look forward to the day when we can watch Romeu take the mound at Black Sox Park.”

Assuming the Sox reach a contract agreement with their first choice, Tameiro would play this season for the team's Rookie League affiliate, the Monclova Aqua Sox.

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