The Pittsburgh Pirates have an interesting prospect. It is shortstop rebounder Peguero (23).
MLB.com,안전놀이터 the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), introduced Peguero on the 25th (Korean time) and said, ‘He received English education unofficially. He said, “I didn’t learn through books, I learned through beats.” Peguero was ranked sixth on the Pittsburgh team in the 2023 Minor League Prospect Ranking by MLB.com. He made his big league debut last year but only played in 1 game. This season, he is batting .266 (38 hits in 143 at-bats), 4 homers and 19 RBIs in Double-A. Last year, he was ranked 78th overall in the prospect rankings selected by Baseball America (BA).
According to MLB.com, Peguero from Iguei, Dominican Republic, remembers exactly when he fell in love with English. That’s when he was 10 years old when he heard Curtis Jackson, better known as rapper 50 Cent. “I don’t remember which song I heard, but it was probably ‘In Da Club,'” Peguero said. “It might have been ‘Many Men’ or ’21 Questions.’ recalled that time. He said, “I fell in love with English. I remember asking my uncle, ‘What is that language?’
50 Cent, a rapper who learned English from Peguero’s childhood songs. Getty Images
MLB.com reported that “Pegero had trouble grasping the nuances of the language, but after hearing 50 Cent for the first time, he was determined to keep learning.” Now he is used to English enough to interview the media in English,’ he said. Peguero even joked that he tried to remember only the good words in the lyrics of the song, not the profanities. His favorite singers are rappers Young Thug and Lil Baby along with 50 Cent.
The message Peguero is conveying is clear. He emphasized, “One of the things I always say is that if you really want something, you have to work hard for it.