The Toronto Blue Jays are favourites to sign international prospects Eric Pardinho and Miguel Hiraldo, according to MLB Pipeline.

Both players are listed in MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list.



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The Toronto Blue Jays are favourites to sign international prospects Eric Pardinho and Miguel Hiraldo, according to MLB Pipeline.

Both players are listed in MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list.

Pardinho, a right-handed pitcher, is listed as the fifth-best international prospect. The five-foot-10, 155-pound native of Lucelia, Sao Paulo, is described as “the new face of baseball in Brazil” who gained attention for his role in Brazil’s 10-0 win versus Pakistan in a World Baseball Classic qualifier last fall.

A story by Jesse Sanchez at MLB.com from earlier this year notes that the 16-year-old has “poofy boy-band hair and a tiny black bead pierced into his left earlobe.”