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Dovydas Neverauskas

  • Bats Right,Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

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Dovydas Neverauskas signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 9, 2009, the first Lithuanian to ink a deal with a major league club. The scout was Tom Randolph. He appeared in the 2009 MLB European Academy. Dovydas played baseball in Lithuania for the Sporto Vilkai BC (Sports Wolves) and Vilnius Baseball Clubs. Besides pitching, he also catches and plays third base.

In 2009, he played for the Lithuanian U16 National Team at the Senior League European Finals in Ramstein, Germany. He hit a home run in game two of the tournament.

He pitched in the Florida Instructional League Program during the fall of 2009 and joined the Pirates in minor league Spring Training in 2010. He made his pro debut on June 22, 2010, for the GCL Pirates, allowing two hits, a walk and two runs in 2 1/3 innings against the GCL Yankees; he whiffed two. Overall, he pitched in 6 games, giving up 14 hits and 6 runs in 10 innings, striking out 6 and walking 5. All of his appearances were on the mound, where his professional future appears to be for now.

Dovydas throws an 90-97 mph fastball, and also uses a curveball and a changeup in his pitching.

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Dovydas currently lives in Vilnius with his family. He comes from an athletic family; his mother was a professional basketball player and his father, Virmidas, was a pioneer in the early days of baseball in Lithuania. His father is also the head coach of the Vilnius Baseball Club as well as Head Coach for the Lithuanian U18, U16, and U14 National Teams.

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"He's a 16 year old with a classic pro pitcher's body, long and loose, and has made huge progress since the summer of 2008. The sky is the limit with Dovydas, and I honestly believe he was the best pitching prospect to come out of Europe this year. I truly believe he has the arm to be a major league pitcher." Tom Randolph, International Scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates who brokered the deal between the Pirates and Neverauskas

sources: Lithuanian Baseball Federation

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