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scaffolds
12-30-2010, 05:44 PM
Lets review the Red Sox signing out of Latin America in 2010 that will be making the profesional start in 2011.

Edwin Osorio RHP (from Colombia) 6-2 176 17 yrs
Edwar Garcia RHP (Dominican) 6-4 175 17 yrs
Aneury Taveras 2B (Dominican) 5-9 175 L/R 18 yrs
Anthony Amaya CF (From Panama) 5-10 160 L/L 16 yrs
Dernier Lopez SS (Venezuelan) 6-0 165 B/R 16yrs
Ynoel Aguero OF (Dominican) 5-10 170 B/R 20 yrs
Aneudis Peralta 3B (Dominican) R/R 5-10 190 17 yrs
William Abreu RHP (Dominican 6-1 190-200 lbs 18 yrs.
Alixon Suarez C (Venezuelan) 6-1 180 R/R 16 yrs
Jose Espitia RHP (Venezuelan) 6-2 180 17 yrs
Cleriluis Rondon SS ( Venezuelan) 6-0 155 17 yrs
Oscar Melendez RHP (Dominican) 6-1 150 17 yrs
Jose Colorado OF (Mexico) 6-1 170 L/R 20 yrs
Jeremias Pineda OF (Dominican) 5-11 175 B/R 20 yrs.
Nelson Arguila RHP (Dominican) 6-2 185 22 yrs

Not a very impresive group,but Osorio is the top prospect out of this group a former third baseman turned 17 yrs two month ago has a fastball in the high 80's at the present. The Red Sox brass like very much Garcia who also trurned 17 yrs recently. Taveras is a 6.6/60 runner and has some pop in his bat. Amaya played for Panama Jr National team has showed good pop for his size. Lopez glove is ahead of his bat, but has potential. Aguero is believe to be a late bloomer.

scaffolds
12-30-2010, 06:03 PM
Lets take a look at the top 2010 Latin America prospects who haven't signed professional contract ( to my knowledge) on the board

Eskarlin Vasquez RF (D)
Luis Marte SS (D)-Signed with Texas.
Felix Jorge RHP (D)-signed with the Twins
Antonio Gonzalez SS (D)- signed with the Cubs.
Christopher Pichardo 3B (D) *
Gabriel Guerrero of/RHP (D)* Vladimir's nephew- Signed with Seatle fo $400,000 bonus.
Dioni Volquez RHP (D) Edinson's cousin
Ismael Alcantara SS (D)
Angel Alcantara 3B (D)
Emmanuel De Jesus LHP (D)
Wilton Ramirez CF (D)
Jose Ramirez SS (D)
Elvis Rubio OF (D)- Signed with the Brewers for a $95,000 bonus.
Pedro Arias P (D)*
Miguel Ascencio P (D)
Jeffrey Marte P (D)*
Rougned Odor SS (V)- Signed with Texas
Angel Mejia LHP (V)-Signed with the Cubs
Yorman Landa RHP (V)- Signed with the Twins
Felix Caravallo LHP (V)
Cesar Gonzalez C (V)
Anderson Mata LHP (V) Signed with the A's
Ronnie Mejias SS (V)- Signed by Arizona

* Are playing in the Domincan Player development league.

PS some notes of interest the A's have signed Andy Paz a 17 yrs catcher who was born in Cuba but his family moved to France 4 years ago and who played for France JR national team. Oakland signed him for a believed $100,000 bonus. The Cubs signed a 16 yrs Italian catcher by the name Alberto Mineo who played for Italy JR National team.

scaffolds
12-31-2010, 07:08 AM
In a non Red Sox related note here is a early list of the top prospects for the 2011 July second early phase of the International signing period.

Ronald Gusman OF
Elier Hernandez OF
Jeffrey Martinez OF
Miguel Andujar 3B
Jose Luis Mendez RHP
Richard Nunez C
Jose Rodriguez OF
Junior Amarante
Johnny Charles RHP

Emmanuel Salas OF
Nadir Crismatt RHP
"Maseta" Gonzalez RHP
Ruben Rodriguez SS
Roger Velez LHP
Ronniel Demorizi SS- youngest player in this group won't be 16 yrs until 7/19 can't sign before them.

scaffolds
01-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Lets take a look at the top 2010 Latin America prospects who haven't signed professional contract ( to my knowledge) on the board

Eskarlin Vasquez RF (D)
Luis Marte SS (D)
Felix Jorge RHP (D)
Antonio Gonzalez SS (D)
Christopher Pichardo 3B (D) *
Gabriel Guerrero of/RHP (D)* Vladimir's nephew
Dioni Volquez RHP (D) Edinson's cousin
Ismael Alcantara SS (D)
Angel Alcantara 3B (D)
Emmanuel De Jesus LHP (D)
Wilton Ramirez CF (D)
Rougned Odor SS (V)
Angel Mejia LHP (V)
Yorman Landa RHP (V)
Felix Caravallo LHP (V)
Cesar Gonzalez C (V)
Anderson Mata LHP (V)
Ronnie Mejias SS (V)

* Are playing in the Domincan Player development league.

PS some notes of interest the A's have signed Andy Paz a 17 yrs catcher who was born in Cuba but his family moved to France 4 years ago and who played for France JR national team. Oakland signed him for a believed $100,000 bonus. The Cubs signed a 16 yrs Italian catcher by the name Alberto Mineo who played for Italy JR National team.

Well one less name the board as Baseball American is reporting that Venezuelan SS Rouned Odor has signed a profesion contract with the Rangers for 425,000 bonus.

scaffolds
01-05-2011, 06:16 AM
There are talk out in the scouting community that the Red Sox have signed 17 yrs Dominican third baseman Aneudis Peralta. Peralta was playing in the Dominican Prospect league, however needs to confirm this signing.

Therwil Flyer
01-05-2011, 06:35 AM
There are talk out in the scouting community that the Red Sox have signed 17 yrs Dominican third baseman Aneudis Peralta. Peralta was playing in the Dominican Prospect league, however needs to confirm this signing.

scaffolds, can you tell us more about him. Thanks.

Therwil Flyer
01-05-2011, 08:36 AM
found this on Peralta and Taveras on dplbasball.com:

"Aneury Peralta agrees with Redsox for $100,000. The 3rd basemen was the best hitter on the Toros del Cibao roster, his hands are quick through the hitting zone and creates back spin on every ball he hits. He can pick it on defense and shows a solid 50 arm. His body type is a concern, he will need to watch his weight through his development. Aneury Tavarez (Potros) was also picked up by Redsox for $90,000. Tavarez is a plus-plus runner (6.3 60yd) with solid hitting ability and power. He's an offensive 2B who should move quickly through the Redsox system."

scaffolds
01-05-2011, 10:00 AM
found this on Peralta and Taveras on dplbasball.com:

"Aneury Peralta agrees with Redsox for $100,000. The 3rd basemen was the best hitter on the Toros del Cibao roster, his hands are quick through the hitting zone and creates back spin on every ball he hits. He can pick it on defense and shows a solid 50 arm. His body type is a concern, he will need to watch his weight through his development. Aneury Tavarez (Potros) was also picked up by Redsox for $90,000. Tavarez is a plus-plus runner (6.3 60yd) with solid hitting ability and power. He's an offensive 2B who should move quickly through the Redsox system."

I have heard that Taveras is closer to 6.6/60 speed than 6.3, but anyway he is a above average runner, according what i heard Perralta defense is above average with good power potential.. I am also hearing that Peralta has also caught (C) before.

scaffolds
01-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Dominicans aren't the only ones playing in the Dominican Prospect league (DPL) Cubans Rafael Valdez and Kenen Reyna are also playing in the league. Valdez is a SS who will be 17 yrs next month and Reyna is a 25 yrs outfielder both will be playing in the league All Star game at the end of January and are available to sign profesional contracts.

scaffolds
01-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Mexican Luis Heredia was one or two of the top pitching prospects avilable in the 2010 Internatinal market and the Pirates signing him for a reported 2.6 Million dollar bonus. One of the top pitching prospects available for the July 2 International signing date also comes from Mexico in the name of Robert Michael Garcia Quiros. Garcia is 6-2 175 has a quick and loose arm and throws a fastball around 90 at this time9Should throw harder in the future, his off speed pitches aren't as advanced but developing.

A Red Sox note, Cuban defector RHP Reiner Robles was at the the Red Sox baseball academy in the Dominican in the last few days. Robles who is 22 yrs (belived) throws mid 90's fastball with very good sinking action. Reiner command and control needs some work.

Richard
01-26-2011, 07:13 AM
Thanks for the information.

scaffolds
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
Lets take a look at the top 2010 Latin America prospects who haven't signed professional contract ( to my knowledge) on the board

Eskarlin Vasquez RF (D)
Luis Marte SS (D)
Felix Jorge RHP (D)
Antonio Gonzalez SS (D)
Christopher Pichardo 3B (D) *
Gabriel Guerrero of/RHP (D)* Vladimir's nephew
Dioni Volquez RHP (D) Edinson's cousin
Ismael Alcantara SS (D)
Angel Alcantara 3B (D)
Emmanuel De Jesus LHP (D)
Wilton Ramirez CF (D)
Jose Ramirez SS (D)
Elvis Rubio OF (D)
Pedro Arias P (D)
Miguel Ascencio P (D)
Jeffrey Marte P (D)
Rougned Odor SS (V)- Signed with Texas
Angel Mejia LHP (V)
Yorman Landa RHP (V)
Felix Caravallo LHP (V)
Cesar Gonzalez C (V)
Anderson Mata LHP (V)
Ronnie Mejias SS (V)

* Are playing in the Domincan Player development league.

PS some notes of interest the A's have signed Andy Paz a 17 yrs catcher who was born in Cuba but his family moved to France 4 years ago and who played for France JR national team. Oakland signed him for a believed $100,000 bonus. The Cubs signed a 16 yrs Italian catcher by the name Alberto Mineo who played for Italy JR National team.

This coming weekend (Jan 26) the DPL will hold his All Star game show casing, expect some signings after the game. In addition to the above list this is some names that big league organizations have been following.

OF Ranyemi Mendoza (will be 17 yrs in May)
OF Freiter Marte 20 yrs
OF Elvis Rubio 17 yrs Signed with Brewers 95,0000 bonus
OF Manuel Moscat (will be 17 yrs in March)
OF Algenis Ramirez ( will be 17 yrs in April)
OF Lenny Pena (will be 19 yrs in March)
Of Leonel Lorenzo 19 yrs
C Reymer Soto 18 yrs
C Kelvin Calderon (will be 17 yrs in April)
SS Carlos Rodriguez 18 yrs
SS Miguel Dilone 17 yrs
SS Jose Martinez 17 yrs
SS Jefry Santos 17 yrs
SS Rafael Valdes (Cuban) 17 yrs
RHP Pedro Arias 17 yrs
RHP Darwin Castillo 18 yrs Signed with the Royals for $300,000 bonus.
RHP Juan Daniel Marte 16 yrs
RHP Jeffry Marte 19 yrs
RHP Jose Morel 17 yrs
RHP Jordan Ventura 17 yrs
LHP Luis Cepeda (will be 17 yrs in April)
RHP Juan Mora 18 yrs

scaffolds
01-26-2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the information.

My pleasure.

scaffolds
01-30-2011, 05:40 AM
This coming weekend (Jan 26) the DPL will hold his All Star game show casing, expect some signings after the game. In addition to the above list this is some names that big league organizations have been following.

OF Ranyemi Mendoza (will be 17 yrs in May)
OF Freiter Marte 20 yrs
OF Elvis Rubio 17 yrs
OF Manuel Moscat (will be 17 yrs in March)
OF Algenis Ramirez ( will be 17 yrs in April)
OF Lenny Pena (will be 19 yrs in March)
Of Leonel Lorenzo 19 yrs
C Reymer Soto 18 yrs
C Kelvin Calderon (will be 17 yrs in April)
SS Carlos Rodriguez 18 yrs
SS Miguel Dilone 17 yrs
SS Jose Martinez 17 yrs
SS Jefry Santos 17 yrs
SS Rafael Valdes (Cuban) 17 yrs
RHP Pedro Arias 17 yrs
RHP Darwin Castillo 18 yrs Signed with the Royals for $300,000 bonus.
RHP Juan Daniel Marte 16 yrs
RHP Jeffry Marte 19 yrs
RHP Jose Morel 17 yrs
RHP Jordan Ventura 17 yrs
RHP Luis Cepeda (will be 17 yrs in April)
RHP Juan Mora 18 yrs

DPL is reporting that Darwin Castillo signed after the All Star game with the Royals for a $300, 000 bonus more to come.

scaffolds
01-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Baseball America reported that the Cubs signed Cuban defectors Ruben Silva and Yaniel Cabeza. Silva a 21 yrs outfielder signed for a bonus between $1-1.2 Millions, while also 21 yrs Cabeza signed for $500 000 dollars.

Talking about Cuban defectors, there is talk among the scouting community that Yasiel Balaguer (17 yrs) is looking for a bonus of 18-20 Millions (the years aren't known now, the marlin seems very interested in Balaguer. Jorge Soler (18 yrs) may be the best of the rest of Cuban defector who haven't signed a profesional contract. Soler also a outfielder is about 6-3 205 R/R with 5 potential tools, very good bat speed, potential explosive power and above arm.

scaffolds
02-01-2011, 06:59 AM
In a non Red Sox related note here is a early list of the top prospects for the 2011 July second early phase of the International signing period.

Ronald Gusman OF
Elier Hernandez OF
Jeffrey Martinez OF
Miguel Andujar 3B
Jose Luis Mendez RHP
Richard Nunez C
Jose Rodriguez OF
Junior Amarante
Johnny Charles RHP
Kenen Baille-Reyna OF
Emmanuel Salas OF
Nadir Crismatt RHP
"Maseta" Gonzalez RHP
Ruben Rodriguez SS
Roger Velez LHP
Ronniel Demorizi SS- youngest player in this group won't be 16 yrs until 7/19 can't sign before them.

A few more names to keep an eye for the start of International signing period on July second 2011:

Yairo Munoz SS
Dawel Lugo SS
Adelin Santa 3B
Angel Yenter 3B
Ronald Soto 3B
Franmil Reyes OF
Vladimir Almanzar OF
Jose Rodriguez OF
Alvaro Noriega C
Dionis Rodriguez C

Therwil Flyer
02-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Talking about Cuban defectors, there is talk among the scouting community that Yasiel Balaguer (17 yrs) is looking for a bonus of 18-20 Millions (the years aren't known now, the marlin seems very interested in Balaguer.

Scaffolds, can you tell us more about this player. What makes him worth such an enormous signing bonus? I think Chapman currently holds the record with 16 million (or so).

And as a second question: Who do you think are the best/your favorite players that could be signed internationally?

scaffolds
02-01-2011, 10:39 AM
Scaffolds, can you tell us more about this player. What makes him worth such an enormous signing bonus? I think Chapman currently holds the record with 16 million (or so).

And as a second question: Who do you think are the best/your favorite players that could be signed internationally?

Well thats what Balaguer and his people may be asking for, I don't believe that they will anywhere close to that. Balaguer is about 6-0 180 R/R with average to plus accros the board projects as a corner outfielder. I like his fellow country man and outfielder Jorge Soler better.

Perhaps the top International prospect available for the July second signing date are Dominicans outfielders Ronald Gusman, Franmil Reyes and Elier Hernandez. Gusman who just won the HR derby at the DPL All Star game is 6-4 195 lefthanded hitter won't be 17 yrs until late October. Hernandez is 6-2 180 and won't be 17 yrs until late November and Reyes is 6-4 175 won the MVP at the the DPL All Star game, but won't 16 until July 7th which means can't sign until this date. Also is my understanding that Hernandez has heavy interest in the Red Sox. Also I am very interested in the two Dominican RHP Manuel Gonzalez and Jose Luis Mendez. Gonzalez known as Maseta (the hammer) is 6-4 200 and just turned 16 yrs at the end of January, Mendes is 6-5 190 and turned 16 yrs at the end of December all 5 of this prospects where All star at the DPL and according how the International Market is now a days it could take for 2+ Millions bonus to sign.

Therwil Flyer
02-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Well thats what Balaguer and his people may be asking for, I don't believe that they will anywhere close to that. Balaguer is about 6-0 180 R/R with average to plus accros the board projects as a corner outfielder. I like his fellow country man and outfielder Jorge Soler better.

Perhaps the top International prospect available for the July second signing date are Dominicans outfielder Ronald Gusman, Franmil Reyes and Elier Hernandez. Gusman who just won the HR derby at the DPL All Star game is 6-4 195 lefthanded hitter won't be 17 yrs until late October. Hernandez is 6-2 180 and won't be 17 yrs until late November and Reyes is 6-4 175 won the MVP at the the DPL All Star game, but won't 16 until July 7th which means can't sign until this date. Also is my understanding that Hernandez has heavy interest in the Red Sox. Also I am very interested in the two Dominican RHP Manuel Gonzalez and Jose Luis Mendez. Gonzalez know as Maseta (the hammer) is 6-4 200 and just turned 16 yrs at the end of January, Mendes is 6-5 190 and turned 16 yrs at the end of December all 5 of this prospects where All star at the DPL and according how the International Market is now a days will be asking for 2+ Millions bonus to sign.

Gracias, Scaff! Very interesting.

scaffolds
02-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Scaffolds, can you tell us more about this player. What makes him worth such an enormous signing bonus? I think Chapman currently holds the record with 16 million (or so).

And as a second question: Who do you think are the best/your favorite players that could be signed internationally?

My Pleasure, let me make myself clear, it doesn't mean that Balaguer is looking for a bonus (like Chapman did) of 18-20 millions but a bonus-contract in the 18-20 millions range, in another words a bonus for X amount and a contract for X years (isn't known for how many years) for X amount dollars per year, but even a package like that (similar to Iglesias) don't see Balaguer getting it.

Therwil Flyer
02-02-2011, 06:59 AM
My Pleasure, let me make myself clear, it doesn't mean that Balaguer is looking for a bonus (like Chapman did) of 18-20 millions but a bonus-contract in the 18-20 millions range, in another words a bonus for X amount and a contract for X years (isn't known for how many years) for X amount dollars per year, but even a package like that (similar to Iglesias) don't see Balaguer getting it.

Ok. thanks again. I actually did misunderstand you, thinking that Balaguer was looking for a 18 + million signing bonus in addition to a contract.

scaffolds
02-02-2011, 01:35 PM
More International baseball prospects talk Panamaians RHP Carlos Bermudez and outfielder Losif Bernal are also prospects to keep and eye. Bermudez fastball sits at 85, but at 6-8 175 there is a lot more in the tank for the future. Bermal is 6-3 180 a 6.8/60 runner with + arm.

scaffolds
02-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Jose Fernandez is a Cuban defector, but unlike other defectors he isn't a free agent, the reason is his family after leaving Cuba has made residency in Florida and because of it he is subect to the MLB draft and not only could he be among the first ten selection in this June's draft he could be first player out of the High school ranks to be drafted. Fernandez isn't just very signable, but a horse, the 6-3 215 18 yrs RHP has #1 pitching staff rotation stuff with a steady mid 90's fastball that touches 97, a hard curveball and his change up has a lot of promise.

scaffolds
02-05-2011, 02:26 PM
Dominican Alfredo Simon became the second prospect (both RHP) after the DPL Sll Star game to sign a profesional contract when the 18 yrs RHP signed with the San Francisco Giants for a reported $400, 000 bonus. Simon who is 6-4 210 showed the best stuff out of the pitchers in the DPL All star game when his fastball sat at 92-94 during the game.

Therwil Flyer
02-07-2011, 04:16 AM
FWIW: Sox sign a 16 year old C Beau Bishop from New Zealand: link (http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/8786470/kiwi-kid-signs-with-red-sox/%3Cbr%20/%3E/)

scaffolds
02-08-2011, 10:43 AM
DPL is reporting more signings after the Allstar game highlited by Tampa's signing of LHP Luis Cepeda for $60,000 ( i like this signing) Cepeda who won't turn 17 yrs until later in the Spring is 6-0 170. Yankees signed 20 yrs CF Feirte marte for $100,000 bonus, The Brewers outfielder Elvis Rubio (on his birthday, 17yrs) for $95,000 bonus, Cardinals signed16 yrs RHP for $66,000 bonus, The Indians signed 16 yrs catcher Kevin Calderon for $80,000 bonus and the Pirates signed 17 yrs Leandro Rodriguez for a $80,000 bonus.

scaffolds
02-10-2011, 01:49 PM
BA is reporting that Seatle has signed Dominican outfielder Gabriel Guerrero. Guererro who is 17 yrs is Vladimir's Guerrero's cousin signed for a reported $400,000 bonus.

scaffolds
02-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Earlier in the Fall I reported that the Red Sox had signed Venezuelan RHP Joseph Carpabire, them latter in the Winter reported that Carpabire contract was voided, at the time the reason wasn't known. Today MLB has released that Carpabire (who is a free agent) and Dominican right handed pitcher William Abreu (who MLB is reporting that he had signed with the Sox in December 2010) have been suspended for 50 games for failing a drug text. Abreu has been linked to the Sox since 2009 and for some unknown reason the signing hadn't taken place until December.

In other news both BA and DPL are reporting that the Twins have signed Dominican RHP Felix Jorge to $250,000 bonus.

PS Abreu was signed by the Red Sox on his 18th birthday (12/10) is 6-1 190-200 lbs, is going tol miss the first 50 games of the DSL in 2011. Carpabire was signed originally in September 1 is 17 yrs and was available to be signed since July 2 2009.

scaffolds
02-16-2011, 02:31 PM
I want to share with the readers a question that i have been asked by email. The question is about my opinion on how the Red Sox have approached the 2009 and 2010 International phases, the players signed and the dollars spended, so lets look at the top prospects that the Sox have signed those years.

In 2009:

Jose Vinicio SS (Signed out of the Dominican for $1.9 Million
Iago Januario RHP (Signed out of Brazil for a reported, not confirmed 7 figure bonus)
Raul Alcantara RHP (Signed out of the Dominican for $500,000 bonus)
Xander Bogaerts SS (signed out of Aruba for a $410,000 bonus)
Mario Alcantara RHP (Signed out of the Dominican for $350,000 bonus)
Ricardo Betancourt LHP (Signed out of Venezuela)
Jair Bogaerts C (signed out of Aruba for $180,000 bonus)
Robert Del Rosario CF (signed out of the Dominican for $150,000 bonus)
Sully Bonnelly RHP (Signed out of the Dominican)


In 2010:

Juan Carlos Linares CF ( Signed as a Cuban defector for a $750,000 bonus)
Adalberto Ibarra C (Signed as Cuban defector for a adjusted $750,000 bonus)
Jorge Padron LF/1B (Signed as Cuban defector for a $350,000 bonus)
Edwin Osorio RHP (Signed out of Colombia)
Anthony Amaya CF (Signed out of Panama)
Edwar Garcia RHP (signed out of the Dominican)
Aneudis Peralta (Signed out of the Dominican for $95,000 bonus)
Aneury Tavarez signed out of the Dominican for $80,000 bonus)

By taking a look at the information above is clear that the Sox spended a lot more money (bonus) than it has in 2010, however the 2010 International signing phases isn't over and the Sox have changed for a bit its signing philosophy having signed the more polished and older Cuban defectors over the younger Latin players (Non Cuban) but the 2010 signing phase isn't over. The talk among the International scouting community is that the Sox may have under valued this market, but also that it may be in the market looking for bargains or playing out the field. Above is a listof the TOP availalable players that can sign profesional contracts before the start of the next (July second 2011) International signing period.

Christopher Pichardo 3B (Dominican)
Eskarlen Vasquez OF (Dominican)
Luis Marte SS (Dominican)-signed with Texas
Antonio Gonzalez SS (Dominican) Signed with the Cubs.
Angel Mejia LHP (Venezuelan) Signed with the Cubs.
Yorman Londa RHP (Venezuelan)-Signed with the Twins
Felix Carvallo LHP (Venezuelan)

scaffolds
02-19-2011, 05:49 PM
A couple more names to follow for the July second International signing phase. SS Yairo Diaz-Munoz Known as the magician is 16 yrs 6-0 168 a switch hitter and outfielder Carlos Valdez a 6-0 180 right hander hitter and thrower. Valdez unlike most of the elite prospects available for July second signing period isn't 16 yrs, but 17 yrs. Both Dominican prospects are 6.6/60 runners.

scaffolds
02-24-2011, 08:13 AM
Baseball America is reporting that the Yankees have signed Cuban defector Yadil Mujica. Mujica a 25 yrs short stop was a All Star in Cuba and the switch hitter was in the mix to made the Cuban team the last two years before they found out of his intensions of leaving the Communist Island.

PS Cuban defector Kenen Reyna finished second in the DPL All Star Home Run Derby, but the Cuban outfielder is 26 yrs.

scaffolds
03-03-2011, 09:03 AM
[QUOTE=scaffolds;1845556]A few more names to keep an eye for the start of International signing period on July second 2011:

Yairo Munoz SS
Dawel Lugo SS
Adelin Santa 3B
Angel Yenter 3B
Ronald Soto 3B
Franmil Reyes OF
Vladimir Almanzar OF
Jose Rodriguez OF
Alvaro Noriega C
Dionis Rodriguez C[

A couple more names of top prospects for the July second start of the internationalearly phase signing.

3B Angel Yender
OF Carlos Valdez

scaffolds
03-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Need to bring my board up to date, Dominican SS Antonio Gonzalez and Venezuelan LHP Angel Mejia signed with the Cubs.

scaffolds
03-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Need to bring my board up to date, Dominican SS Antonio Gonzalez and Venezuelan LHP Angel Mejia signed with the Cubs.

Arizona signed Venezuelan SS Ronnie Mejias.

scaffolds
03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
There is talk that the Red Sox have signed 16 yrs Venezuelan catcher Alison Suarez. Suarez is 6-1 180 and a right handed hitter.

scaffolds
03-06-2011, 04:42 PM
The Red Sox have signed RHP Jose Espitia and SS Cleriluis Rondon both Venezuelans. Espitia is 17 yrs and 6-2 180, while Rondon will be 17 yrs in 6 weeks is 6-0 155 a right handed hitter.

scaffolds
03-07-2011, 01:39 PM
The Red Sox have signed Dominican RHP Oscar Melendez. Melendez is 17 yrs 6-1 150.

scaffolds
03-08-2011, 01:32 PM
To answer a question that i was ask by email about my opinion on the last four internaltional players signed by the Sox, Alison Suarez, Jose Espitia, Cleriluis Rondon and Oscar Melendez. none of these players are top prospects, however all of them became available to sign profesionally just this past July second, it isn't like players that has been pass on by teams and them signed as they get older as some of the signing that has been taking place lately by some teams. Suarez is perhaps the top signing out of this group, he hasn't been catching for too long, a former infielder who also has some pitching and is considered a better prospect than fellow catcher and Venezuelan David Sopika (who also signed as a 16 yrs) late last Spring. Rondon at this time isn't as a good product as fellow shortstop and Venezuelan Dernier Lopez who signed earlier in 2010, the same with Espitia and Melendez they aren't as well regarded as fellow RHP Edwin Osorio (Colombian) and Edwar Garcia (Dominican) who both signed earlier in 2010.

scaffolds
03-08-2011, 07:34 PM
The DPL is reporting more signings: Toronto signed OF Francisco Tejada for $150,000. Tejada who is 17 yrs is 6-4 185 R/R. The Brewers signed 3B Estervin Matos for a $100,000 bonus, Matos is 17 yrs. The National signed 1B Deury Vasquez fora $30,000 bonus, Vasquez is 18 yrs. The Mets signed RHP Miguel Anguel Bautista for $10,000. signing bonus and is 18 yrs and Arizona signed 19 yrs second baseman Jesse Liriano for $10, 000 signing bonus.

scaffolds
03-09-2011, 10:18 AM
The Twins signed Venezuelan RHP Yorman Landa. A Athletic pitcher throw a fastball in the 87-92 range.

scaffolds
03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
MLB had a week camp/clinic in Brazil for the countrys top 48 baseball players at the end of February. The Braves has a baseball academy in Brazil believed to be the only by a MLB team, the Braves all has a baseball academy in Spain.

scaffolds
03-10-2011, 05:51 AM
Dominican RHP Dioscar Romero is another top prospect for the July second international signing date. Romero is a 16 yrs who is 6-2 195.

scaffolds
03-10-2011, 06:17 AM
Baseball America is reporting that the Red Sox spend $1.640 million in signing bonus in 2010 to sign International players, this amount doesn't included what the red Sox spend to sign Cuban players (Linares, Padron and Ibarra) I believe that the Red Sox will sign 3 to 5 players (probably all pitchers) to complete the 2011 Red Sox DSL roster, asit stands now it looks like this.

Pitchers:

1- William Cuevas RHP
2- Iago Januario RHP
3- Ricardo Betancourt LHP
4- Edwin Osorio RHP
5- Edwar Garcia RHP
R- Elis Jimenez RHP
R- Jose Espitia RHP
R- Francelis Monta RHP
R- Pedro Reyes LHP
R- Carlos Pinales RHP
R- William Abreu RHP
R- Oscar Melendez RHP
R- Sully Bonnelly* RHP


Catchers:

1- Jair Bogaerts
2- Alixon Suarez
3- David Sopilka

Infield:

1B- Juan Ugas
2B- Aneury Taveras
SS- Denier Lopez
3B- Aneudis Peralta
2B- Derward Ruiz
SS-Cleriluis Rondon
3B- Roberto Duncan
UT- Ali Gonzalez

Outfielders:

LF- Dreily Guerrero
CF- Roberto Del Rosario
RF- Curtley Doran
LF- Alfredo Soto
CF- Anthony Amaya
RF- Ynoel; Aguero

1-5 are the projected starters, * projected closer.

scaffolds
03-11-2011, 05:34 AM
BA is reporting that the yankees have signed Dominican RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua. Paniagua 6-1 170 is 20yrs signed for a 1.1Million dollars, was suspended by MLB for a year because age and indentity fraud last year, but throw a fastball in the 93-95 range touching 98, his breaking pitches are a work in progress.

scaffolds
03-11-2011, 01:56 PM
More Cuban defectors signings, Tampa signed LHP Sergio Espinoza for a $100,000 bonus. a reliever in Cuba, throw a fastball around 90, but his best pitch is a sharp slider. the Giants signed RHP Reiner Roibal for a $ 400,0000 bonus. Roibal 21 yrs 6-1 215 throws a fastball in the Mid 90's and a slider, while he hasn't pitch on a regular basis since he left Cuba is considered a very good prospect. The Cubs signed RHP Juan Serrano for a $ 250,000 bonus. Serrano 5-10 220 has a fastball in the high 80's that tops out at 91 but with a very good movement.

scaffolds
03-11-2011, 03:49 PM
More Cuban defectors signings, Tampa signed LHP Sergio Espinoza for a $100,000 bonus. a reliever in Cuba, throw a fastball around 90, but his best pitch is a sharp slider. the Giants signed RHP Reiner Roibal for a $ 400,0000 bonus. Roibal 21 yrs 6-1 215 throws a fastball in the Mid 90's and a slider, while he hasn't pitch on a regular basis since he left Cuba is considered a very good prospect. The Cubs signed RHP Juan Serrano for a $ 250,000 bonus. Serrano 5-10 220 has a fastball in the high 80's that tops out at 91 but with a very good movement.

Talking about Cuban players scouts where very impress by the talent of the Cuban 18 and under who played in Canada last July, is the same type of age team that Sox's prospect Jose Iglesias defected from, this time outfielder Yasiel Balaguert defected, but with the possibilities that some of this talent may defect in the future hereis a list of the top prospects on this team.

Pitchers:

Omar Luis (the staff ace)
Eddyalb Valentin
Yosbel Castillo
Darien Nunez
Yordanis Casanova

Hitters:

Guillermo Aviles
Gerkis jimenez
Jorge Soler
Yamil Rivalta
Lazaro Hernandez.

scaffolds
03-12-2011, 09:56 AM
The Red Sox signed Mexican outfielder Jose Colorado. Colorado the second Mexican prospect (OF Jesus Layya the other) signed in about a year after years without sign Mexican players is 20 yrs and is possible that he will skip the DSL and play in the GCL in 2011 where he would play with Layya.

scaffolds
03-15-2011, 01:08 PM
The A's have signed Venezuelan LHP Anderson Mata. Mata 17 yrs is a polished LHP. rangers signed Dominican SS Luis Marte. Marte 17 yrs show good pop for a middle infielder, most scouts thinks he could stay as middle the infield player. marte is the 6 SS (the fourth from latin America) signed by Texas, the other two are from Netherland and Taiwan this signing period.

scaffolds
03-18-2011, 11:36 AM
According to Baseball America the Giants have signed Dominican LHP Adalberto Mejia to a #350,000 signing bonus. Mejia 6-3 190 and 17 yrs has a fastball in the 87-90 range that tops at 92.

PS to asnswer a email question about where do the Red Sox International scouting programs stands compare to the rest of the MLB teams. In my opinion is a middle of the pack program. I am not a fan of the Sox director of international scouting Craig Shipley.

scaffolds
03-20-2011, 12:37 PM
Dominican Dreily Guerrero is in Spring training in Ft Myers and more likely wil play at the GCL in 2011. Guerrero a utily type of player has played, 2B and LF in the DSL (played in 2009 and 2010 at the DSL) Guerrero 20 yrs is a similar type of player (slighter bigger) to Heiker Menesses (who played at the GCL in 2010) led the Sox (DSL) entry in stolen bases with 24. Also in Ft Myers is recently signed second baseman Aneuris Taveras, however isn't sure where Taveras will play in 2011. The only second baseman in the DSL roster is Arubian Derward Ruiz, but it has two SS Dernier Lopez and Cleuluis Rondon both Venezuelan. On a down note it seems the future of Dominican OF Alfredo Soto Red Sox carreer maybe over after spending spending 2010 in the restricted list and is still on it. Soto signed in June 2009 showed very good right powerat the DSL the same year.

scaffolds
03-20-2011, 02:15 PM
The DPL has been show casing RHP Jeffrey Marte and Jose Morel on their trip to Florida's spring training camps (Red Sox included) as both pitchers are elegible to be signed. I have talked about both pitchers earler. Marte is 6-4 195 and the 19 yrs has a fastball in the 89-91 range and a good curveball. Morel is 6-2 175 and 17 yrs throws a 88-90 fastball with late life and shows a feel for a change up and curveball. Reported Sox's GM was present at a game between the DPL representation and a Red Sox rookie level team.

scaffolds
03-20-2011, 07:11 PM
The Sox signed Dominican Jeremias Pineda, a 20 yrs switch hitting outfielder. Pinedas older than the normal Dominican thats get signed will skip the DSL and play in the GCL (in 2011) like fellow 20 yrs and OF (Mexican) Jose Colorado. Pinedas is in Spring training at Ft Myers.

scaffolds
03-21-2011, 05:02 PM
The Sox have signed Dominican RHP Nelson Arguila. Arguila 6-2 185 is 22 yrs. Arguila is Spring training in Ft Myers and could play in the GCL in 2011.

More information about Jeremias Pineda. Pineda was signed for a $10,000 bonus is a Flyer, ++ speed (perhaps faster than Felix Sanchez who is the fastest runner in the Red Sox system) also has + arm (has done some pitching before) but his hitting is very raw, the Sox are hoping that with instruction will be able to hit.

While not a fresh news Fernando Tamayo who was Craig Shipley assistant and right hand man resigned to go to law school.

scaffolds
03-21-2011, 06:06 PM
For those who are International scouting fans or followers (don't know how much interest are on this site about this) don't expect the Red Sox to do a big splash around the 2011 July second (the start of the International signing phase) i mean they may sign 1 or 2 top 16 yrs International players, but not more than and expect most of the signings to be in the 17-19 yrs area. Its a new philosophy adopted by the organization and one not share by everyone. the organization feels that they could get a better read in prospects that are a bit older and perhaps cheaper.

PS I reported earlier that Brazialian pitcher Iago Januario had signed for a seven figure contract when in reality he signed for $150,000

scaffolds
03-22-2011, 10:44 AM
The Red Sox have 3 scouts covering the Dominican, but of them Victor Rodriguez JR ( the son of Victor Rodriguez the Sox's hitting coordinator) not only will be a rookie scout (he is actually Puerto Rican) in the Dominican, but has only one year of experience as he was a part time scout in Florida for the Sox in 2010. Understandly the Sox has 5 scouts to cover Venezuela (Venezuela is a lot bigger than the Dominican a lot more territorry to cover).

With the recent promotion of Dreily Guerrero to the GCL and Alfredo Soto not longer with the Sox will have to sign for more depth (only 3 middle infielders) and 4 outfielders besides needs for pitchers at the DSL before the start of the season in 2 months, which by the way Spring training is also going on.

scaffolds
03-23-2011, 07:25 AM
In a non signing note, but about international players. Arubian SS Xander Boagaerts stock has been really on the rise, perhaps the most of any prospect in the Red Sox system, Baseball American has him ranked in the top teens among Sox prospects even without playing a official game in the States. But rightly so the 18 yrs is highly athletic at around 6-3 175 and can really really hit for average and projects to hit for power, but Boagaerts doesn't project as a SS as his body fills out a move to third base should follow. Dominican Jose Garcia on the other hand is a player under the radar and again rightly so. Garcia who will be 20 yrs next month after signing with the Sox in may of 2008 for a reported $300,000 bonus struggle with the bat in the DSL (after signing) and hit for a 216 batting average with 4 doubles, 2 tripples and 3 HR in 232 AB before a surprise promotion to the GCL where again he struggle hitting for a 214 batting average with 8 doubles 1 tripple and 2 HR in 168 AB, but again earning a promotion this time to lowell. At Lowell the 5-11 165 Garcia was hitting around 300 batting average before a injury made Garcia to miss close to a month. Garcia wasn't the same hitter (before the injury) when he returned back and finished the year with a 242 batting average with 13 doubles and 2 HR in 194 AB. Healthy in 2011 in Spring training Garcia has been back to making solid contact with ball and even hitting with more power as he projects to be Greenville SS in 2011, but defense is where he stands out as other than Jose Iglesias not other SS in the Red Sox sytem has the hands or range that Garcia has. As any young player he needs to slow down his game as his errors in the pasts has been rushing his plays, but with maturity he has improved that phase of the game, i expect for Garcia to have a break out year in 2011..

scaffolds
04-07-2011, 06:20 PM
The talk in the scouting community is that Cuban dector OF leonys Martin has come to a contract agreemnet with the Texas rangers.

scaffolds
04-09-2011, 11:24 AM
According to the DPL the California Angels have signed LHP Natanel Rodriguez. Rodriguez 20 yrs signed for a $180, 000 bonus throws a fastball in the 92-94 range (reportely)

scaffolds
04-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Tha Atlanta Braves have signed Colombian third baseman Adolfo Almanza. Almanza 20 yrs also had a tryout with the Red Sox.

scaffolds
04-11-2011, 06:50 PM
When i have talk about the top prospects for the up coming July second signing date it has been about Dominican Prospects, so lets talk about the Venezuelan prospects.

Jose Ruiz C- very good receiving skills, above average arm, very good power, has all the tools.
Mark Malave C- switch hitter (has a better bat than Ruiz) former SS, strong arm, his receiving skills needs to be polish.
Derek Capetillo C- 15 yrs good size,above average arm, can hit, good power.
Jose Garcia C- has a fluid swing, good receiving skills.
Luis lara C- athletic, 6.80/60 runner, very strong arm, but his bat is behind the rest of his skills.
Anthony Santader OF- 6.90/60 runner, switch hitter (better hitter from the RH side, specially for power) strong, projects as a RF.
Jesus Gonzalez OF- good speed and power, very strong arm ( a 60 out of a 80 scale) projects as a RF.
Jose Leal OF- Athletic, 6.85-6.90/60 speed, strong, good power, but some? about hitting breaking pitches.
Wilmer Becerra OF- 6.60/60 speed, advanced bat, very good projection, but because of a weak arm projects as a LF.
Jose Godoy OF- Athletic with a compact body, has good LH power.
Ramon Loaiza OF- Good speed, good LH power, but a weak arm, that projects as a LF.
Victor Medina OF- Athletic, good size, good RH power, former third baseman.
Carlos Tocchi OF- 6.60/60 runner, but hasn't mature physically.
Eduar Pinto OF- small CF, but has already played in the venezuelan paralela league (rookie) in the fall) LH can hit for average.
Angelo Castellanos SS- good hands and arm, can hit for average.
Alberti Chavez SS 15 yrs, 6.80/60 runnercontact hitter to all fields, good hands and arm.
Arturo Michelana SS average hands, strong arm, his bat is behind the rest of his tools.
Jose Jordan 2B- good hitter, soft hands.
Jonathan Perez RHP 15 yrs, 6-4, 88-89 FB that touches 90 (very projectable) change up needs work.
Victor Sanchez RHP (also a of, but projects as a P) 89-90 FB (consistent)has a feel for a breaking ball, throws strikes.
Junior Flores RHP (Franklin Morale's cousin) 88-91 FB and good slider, needs work in his command and control.
Kevin Sosa RHP 87-88 FB, needs to polish his mechanics and control.
Luis Careno RHP 87-88 FB with goodd command.
Soid Marquez RHP 87-88 FB, change up and curveball, has good control in all of his pitches.
Antonia Senzatela RHP 88-90 FB that tops out at 91a change up around 79 and a good curveball.
Reinald Robles RHP- 86-87 FB, very good curveball, change up needs work.
Juliandry Higuera LHP- 84-85 FB, good change up, but curveball needs work.
Yohander Mendez LHP- FB around 86, good change up, but curveball is raw.
Carlos Rodriguez LHP- FB around 87, good curveball, good control.

Again this is a Venezuelan group of prospects, as in general is considered better than the 2010 group, perhaps not as strong at the top.

scaffolds
04-12-2011, 09:00 AM
The Red Sox have cut back in their scouts in Latin America. For Example in Venezuela who they had 5 scouts they only have 3 scouts as Luis Prieto and Julio Guevera arn't not longer in their organization. Juan Pringle also isn't in the organization so they don't have a scout in Panama, or in Aruba as Derwin Ruiz is also gone. I speculate that Curacao scout Antonio Simon will scout in Aruba. In Mexico Jose Cabrera has been replaced by Jack Pierce. Europe scouting coordinator Mike Lord has added the same title in Mexico.

scaffolds
04-14-2011, 05:37 AM
Leonys Martin with the Rangers was supposed to be official yesterday (April 13th) is a ML contract worth 15 millions (however don't know how is spread out) for the 23 yrs Cuban outfielder.

scaffolds
04-18-2011, 07:39 AM
A couple more names to follow for the July second 2010 signing phase.

Joan Urena missed by one day been available to sign in 2010, as his birthday is September 1. The 6-1 180 switch hitting third baseman is a good hitter with power and speed, play good D and has a strong arm.

Sammy Vasquez is 5-10 158 a switch hitting SS makes good contact with the ball and has some power, has very good hands and range.

Both of this players are from the same home town of Santiago in the Dominican and have represented the Island in international events.

scaffolds
04-18-2011, 11:49 AM
The July second International signing phase day is two and half months away, but we are setting a table list of the top prospect available.

Prospect order by position:

Manuel "Maseta" Gonzalez RHP (D)
Jose Luis Mendez RHP (D)
Jonathan Perez RHP (V)
Victor Sanchez RHP (V)
Juan Martes RHP (D)
Dioscar Romero RHP(D)
Eddy Castro RHP (D)
Junior Flores RHP (V)
Roberto Michael Garcia-Quiros RHP (MEX)
Johnny Charles RHP (D)
Nadir Crismart RHP (Col)
Kevin Sosa RHP (V)
Luis Careno RHP (V)
Antonio Sanzetela RHP (V)
Soid Marquez RHP (V)
Carlos Vermudez RHP (PAN)
Reinaldo Robles RHP (V)
Ramiro Cortez RHP (PAM)
Harold Aruz RHP (Pam)
Julio Arsomena RHP (Pam)
Victor Tirado RHP (D)
Roger Velez LHP (Col)
Havid Burgos LHP (D)
Carlos Rodriguez LHP (V)
Yohander Mendez LHP (V)
Julian Higuera LHP(V)
Jose Ruiz C (V)
Mark Malave C (V)
Derek Capetillo C (V)
Dionis Rodriguez C (D)
Alvaro Noriega C (Col)
Jose Garcia C (V)
Richard Nunez C (D)
Luis Lara C (V)
Pablo Urena C (Pam)
Roniel Demorizi SS (D)
Yairo Diaz-Munoz SS (D)
Dawel Lugo SS (D)
Ruben Rodriguez SS (D)
Adalberto Mondesi SS (D)
Sammy Vasquez SS (D)
Luis Reynoso SS (D)
Angel Ruiz SS (D)
Alberte Chavez SS (V)
Angelo Castellanos SS (V)
Arturo Michelana SS (V)
Angel Yente 3B (D)
Joan Urena 3B (D)
Adelen Santa 3b (D)
Miguel Andujar 3B (D)
Ronald Soto 3B (D)
Ronald Gusman OF (D)
Elier Hernandez OF (D)
Franmil Reyes (D) (D)
Anthony Santader OF (V)
Jesus Gonzalez OF (V)
Carlos Valdez OF (D)
Wilmer Becerra OF (V)
Manuel Marcos OF (D)
Jose Leal OF (V)
Alvie James OF (Pan)
Jose Rodriguez OF (D)
Jeffrey Martinez OF (D)
Jose Godoy OF (V)
Ramon Loaiza OF (V)
Victor Medina OF (V)
Hersin Martinez OF (D)
Junior Amarante OF (D)
Emmanuel Salas OF (D)
Vladimir Almanzar OF (D)
Eduar Pinto OF (V)
Losif Bernal OF (Pan)
Carlos Tocchi OF (V)
Braulio De Leon OF (Pam)
Amael Gonzalez OF (Pam)
Eddy Sanchez 2B (D)
Jose Jordan 2B (V)

This isn't the final list for the July second signing phase. D= Dominican, V=Venezuelan. Pan=Panama, Col= Colombia, Mex= Mexico.

scaffolds
04-19-2011, 05:33 AM
DPL All Star Miguel Dilone Jr have signed with the Colorado Rockies for a $90,000 bonus.

scaffolds
04-24-2011, 04:53 PM
According to International scouts the Red Sox is very interested in Venezuelan outfielder Carlos Tocci. I talked about Tocci briefly earlier in this thread, but his main tool is being + runner a 6.60 runner.

scaffolds
04-27-2011, 06:57 AM
In a Non scouting or signing note, but DSL Red Sox related. The Sox are switching Curtney Doran from the outfield to be a pitcher. Doran from Curacao is 6-0 185 R/R and 19 yrs. As outfielder in 2009 and 2010 in the DSL hit for 214 and 225 average with 2 HR in each season, a RF known for his +arm. In addition Arubian second baseman Derward Ruiz who played for the Sox DSL in 2009 and 2010 has been released.

scaffolds
04-28-2011, 12:06 PM
The DSL opens their 2011 season a month away from Today. On Saturday May 28th the Sox plays their first game of the 2011 DSL season on their own home field against oneof the two yankees entrys

scaffolds
05-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Leonys Martin Contract with the Rangers is 5 years totaling 15 Millions, the hold up on this contract was Martin's legal papers.

scaffolds
05-03-2011, 05:11 AM
The July second International signing phase day is two and half months away, but we are setting a table list of the top prospect available.

Prospect order by position:

Manuel "Maseta" Gonzalez RHP (D)
Jose Luis Mendez RHP (D)
Jonathan Perez RHP (V)
Victor Sanchez RHP (V)
Roberto Osuma RHP (M)
Franklyn Pimentel RHP (D)
Juan Martes RHP (D)
Dioscar Romero RHP(D)
Eddy Castro RHP (D)
Junior Flores RHP (V)
Sebastian Perez RHP (D)
Alberto Urtado RHP (D)
Wally Vrolejk RHP (Curacao)
Roberto Michael Garcia-Quiros RHP (MEX)
Johnny Charles RHP (D)
Virgilio Encarnacion RHP (D)
Junior Arias RHP (D)
Nadir Crismart RHP (Col)
Kevin Sosa RHP (V)
Luis Careno RHP (V)
Antonio Sanzetela RHP (V)
Soid Marquez RHP (V)
Carlos Vermudez RHP (PAN)
Reinaldo Robles RHP (V)
Ramiro Cortez RHP (PAM)
Harold Aruz RHP (Pam)
Julio Arsomena RHP (Pam)
Victor Tirado RHP (D)
Erik Hurtado LHP (D)
Roger Velez LHP (Col)
Havid Burgos LHP (D)
Carlos Rodriguez LHP (V)
Yohander Mendez LHP (V)
Julian Higuera LHP(V)
Jose Ruiz C (V)
Mark Malave C (V)
Derek Capetillo C (V)
Dionis Rodriguez C (D)
Alvaro Noriega C (Col)
Jose Garcia C (V)
Richard Nunez C (D)
Luis Lara C (V)
Pablo Urena C (Pam)
Roniel Demorizi SS (D)
Yairo Diaz-Munoz SS (D)
Dawel Lugo SS (D)
Ruben Rodriguez SS (D)
Adalberto Mondesi SS (D)
Sammy Vasquez SS (D)
Carlos Beloni SS (D)
Dolfi Paulino SS (D)
Warner Franco SS (D)
Luis Reynoso SS (D)
Angel Ruiz SS (D)
Bill Pujols SS (D)
Genao Bolivar SS (D)
Cesar Gutierrez SS (D)
Jose Martinez SS (D)
Alberte Chavez SS (V)
Angelo Castellanos SS (V)
Arturo Michelana SS (V)
Angel Yente 3B (D)
Joan Urena 3B (D)
Adelen Santa 3b (D)
Miguel Andujar 3B (D)
Ronald Soto 3B (D)
Johan Herrera 3B (D)
Miguel Merces 3B (D)
Jimmy Perez 3B (D)
Ronald Gusman OF (D)
Elier Hernandez OF (D)
Franmil Reyes OF (D)
Nomar Mazara OF (D)
Anthony Santader OF (V)
Jesus Gonzalez OF (V)
Balfi Munoz OF (D)
Carlos Valdez OF (D)
Wilmer Becerra OF (V)
Hersin Martinez OF (D)
Jose Leal OF (V)
Manuel Marcos OF (D)
Harold Ramirez OF (COL)
Junior Santana OF (D)
John Mora OF (D)
Jose Rodriguez OF (D)
Jeffrey Martinez OF (D)
Jose Godoy OF (V)
Ramon Loaiza OF (V)
Victor Medina OF (V)
Alvie James OF (Pan)
Junior Amarante OF (D)
Emmanuel Salas OF (D)
Vladimir Almanzar OF (D)
Eduar Pinto OF (V)
Losif Bernal OF (Pan)
Carlos Tocchi OF (V)
Braulio De Leon OF (Pam)
Amael Gonzalez OF (Pam)
Eddy Sanchez 2B (D)
Jose Jordan 2B (V)

This isn't the final list for the July second signing phase. D= Dominican, V=Venezuelan. Pan=Panama, Col= Colombia, Mex= Mexico.

July second the first day to sign international players is two months away, there are now 100 names in the list of prospects that could be signing around that date.

scaffolds
05-05-2011, 05:45 AM
The DPL is having is having a show casing this Saturday (May 7th) expect some signings after it with the start of the DSL 3 weeks away.

SwissRedSoxFan
05-12-2011, 02:09 AM
Hey Scaffolds, I want your opinion about Michael Ynoa (Oak) and Noel ArgŁelles (KC). Both didn't pitch at all in 2010. Was it a good decision by the Red Sox to not sign them, or compete to sign them? Ynoa is 19 now and has pitched like 9 innings in 2-3 years in pro ball. Whats the matter? And how about Noel Arguelles? Does he project as a frontline SP?

scaffolds
05-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Hey Scaffolds, I want your opinion about Michael Ynoa (Oak) and Noel ArgŁelles (KC). Both didn't pitch at all in 2010. Was it a good decision by the Red Sox to not sign them, or compete to sign them? Ynoa is 19 now and has pitched like 9 innings in 2-3 years in pro ball. Whats the matter? And how about Noel Arguelles? Does he project as a frontline SP?

First of sorry for taking so long in getting back to you, have been out of town. like you know souting isn't a exact science is based on tools, ceiling and projections and both of thiis pitchers have a lot talents.The Red Sox where very intersted in both of them if the money was right. You are right Ynoa has had a lot of health issues since he signed. I haven't follwed him this year so don't know if he is pitching or not, as for Aguelles he had shoulder issues after he signed, don't believe that there was anything major with it, he is pitching in South Atlantic league this eason. When a player or players doesn't work out because of injuries or talent the organiztions that didn't sign them, the ones that didn't spend all of that cash you could said made the right decision, so for now you could say that the Red Sox made the right decision, but just for now.

scaffolds
05-15-2011, 07:43 PM
The DPL is reporting that the Giants have signed Dominican LHP Enmaunel De Jesus for a $ 35,000 bonus (I like this signing) De jesus who is 6-1 185 is 17 yrs. Also signing was 20 yrs RHP Roberto Ramirez, also Dominican signed (Padres) for a $50, 000 bonus. This signing was after the show casing in May 7.

scaffolds
05-16-2011, 05:49 PM
A third signing in the DPL after their show casing as the Indians signed Dominican RHP Luis Marte for a $200,000 bonus. Marte 6-3 180 will be 17 yrs next month.

SwissRedSoxFan
05-18-2011, 01:25 AM
First of sorry for taking so long in getting back to you, have been out of town. like you know souting isn't a exact science is based on tools, ceiling and projections and both of thiis pitchers have a lot talents.The Red Sox where very intersted in both of them if the money was right. You are right Ynoa has had a lot of health issues since he signed. I haven't follwed him this year so don't know if he is pitching or not, as for Aguelles he had shoulder issues after he signed, don't believe that there was anything major with it, he is pitching in South Atlantic league this eason. When a player or players doesn't work out because of injuries or talent the organiztions that didn't sign them, the ones that didn't spend all of that cash you could said made the right decision, so for now you could say that the Red Sox made the right decision, but just for now.

Thanks. Ynoa was extremely hyped. But it seems he has been 2 years in XST since then. Arguelles is pitching extremely good in the minors right now. walking nearly nobody and striking out one batter per inning. The farm system of the Royals is ridiculous...Arguelles could be in the majors next year, along with Duffy, Montgomery etc.

Therwil Flyer
05-18-2011, 03:19 AM
Thanks. Ynoa was extremely hyped. But it seems he has been 2 years in XST since then. Arguelles is pitching extremely good in the minors right now. walking nearly nobody and striking out one batter per inning. The farm system of the Royals is ridiculous...Arguelles could be in the majors next year, along with Duffy, Montgomery etc.

Well if you have a top 10 draft pick in 11 of the last 15 drafts (and a top 5 pick in 8 of them), you would kinda expect that. Then again, there's Pittsburgh...

scaffolds
05-29-2011, 09:30 AM
The signing of Dominican second baseman Andres Garcia became official as the Red Sox open the 2011 DSL season with a win Saturday 28 against the Yankees #2 team. Garcia is 5-9 155 a 17 yrs R/R.

There is Talk that the Sox have signed RHPs Jeffrey Fernandez and Leonel Vasquez, but need to confirm that.

scaffolds
06-13-2011, 09:13 AM
Jeffrey Fenandez and Leonel Vazquez are pitching for the Sox entry in the DSL. Fernadez is a 18 RHP from the Dominican reported 6-3 180 and Vasquez a RHP 6-0 150 20 yrs from Venezuela.

scaffolds
06-13-2011, 09:17 AM
With MLB draft come and gone is time to concentrate on the July 2th day. The start of the International signing period (the first phase ends on August 31th) The DPL is holding his last show casing of the year on June 18th (15 days before July 2) its their largest show casing with the emphasis in the International signing period.

scaffolds
06-13-2011, 09:53 AM
LHP Cuban defector Onelkis Garcia was abailable in the first day of the draft (a week ago) before his agent was able to get MLB to get him out of the draft boards. Garcia 6-2 215 will be 22 yrs in a couple month and throws a fastball in the 92-93 area that tops out mid 90's. It has been talk about that Garcia and fellow defector Adonis Garcia (not related) a 25 yrs third baseman will be show casing out of Nicaragua as free agents.

scaffolds
06-15-2011, 07:33 AM
Acouple of pitchers to keep an eye on are Dominican LHP Erik Hurtado 16 yrs 6-4 195 has a fastball in the 92-93 range and RHP Wady Vrolijl a 16 yrs 6-5 205 from Curacao that throw a fastball in the 92-93 range.

scaffolds
06-15-2011, 11:03 AM
July second is about 15 days away and i will have have the final prospects table list before, but for now it looks like this:

Manuel "Masseta" Gonzalez RHP (D)
Victor Sanchez RHP (V)
Mauricio Silva RHP (V)
Jonathan Perez RHP (V)
Jose Luis Mendez RHP (D)
Roberto Osuma RHP (Mex)
Franklyn Pimentel RHP (D)
Wally Vrolejk RHP (Curacao)
Miguel Gonzalez RHP (D)
Juan Martes RHP (D)
Dioscar Romero RHP (D)
Eddy Castro RHP (D)
Sebastian Perez RHP (D)
Junior Flores RHP (V)
Alberto Tirado RHP (D)
Roberto M. Garcia-Quiros RHP (Mex)
Virgilio Encarnacion RHP (D)
Junior Arias RHP (D)
Kevin Sosa RHP (V)
Luis Careno RHP (V)
Robinson Arias RHP (D)
Johnny Charles RHP (D)
Antonio Sanzetela RHP (V)
Soid Marquez RHP (V)
Carlos Bermudez RHP (Pan) sign elegible in 2012
Reinaldo Robles RHP (V)
Harold Aruz RHP RHP (Pan)
Nadir Crismart RHP (Col)
Ramiro Cortez RHP (Pan)
Julio Arosema RHP (Pan)
Erik Hurtado LHP (D)
Yohander Mendez LHP (V)
Roger Velez LHP (COL)
Havid Burgos LHP (D)
Carlos Rodriguez LHP (V)
Jacobo Constante LHP (D)
Yohander Mendez LHP (V)
Julian Higuera LHP (V)
Jose Ruiz C (V)
Marc Malave C (V)
Derek Capetillo C (V)
Dionis Rodriguez C (D)
Alvaro Noriega C (Col)
Jose Garcia C (V)
Richard Nunez C (D)
Jose Godoy C (V)
Luis Lara C (V)
Pablo Urena C (Pan)Sign elegible in 2012
Roniel Demorizi SS (D)
Yairo Diaz-Munoz SS (D)
Dawel Lugo SS (D)
Ruben Rodriguez SS (D)
Adalberto Mondesi SS (D)
Sammy Vasquez SS (D)
Carlos Beloni SS (D)
Dolfi Paulino SS (D)
Luis Reynoso SS (D)
Warner Franco SS (D)
Angel Ruiz SS (D)
Genao Bolivar SS (D)
Rainer Flores SS (D)
Cesar Gutierrez SS (D)
Jose Martinez SS (D)
Dorssys Paulino SS (D)
Albert Chavez SS (V)
Bill Pujols SS (D)
Angelo Castellanos SS (V)
Arturo Michelana SS (V)
Angel Yente 3B (D)
Joan Urena 3B (D)
Adelen Santa 3B (D)
Miguel Andujar 3B (D)
Ronald Soto 3B (D)
Ricardo Mercano 3B (V)
Johan Herrera 3B (D)
Enrique Flores 3B (D)
Miguel Mercedes 3B (D)
Jimmy Perez 3B (D)
Ronald Gusman OF (D)
Elier Hernandez OF (D)
Hersin Martinez OF (D)
Franmil Reyes OF (D)
Normar Mazara OF (D)
Jesus Gonzalez OF (V)
Anthony Santader OF (V)
Balfi Munoz OF (D)
Wilmer Becera OF (V)
Carlos Valdez OF (D)
Manuel Marcos OF (D)
Jose Leal OF (V)
Harold Ramirez OF (Col)
Junior Santana OF (D)
John Mora OF (D)
Samber Pimentel OF (D)
Jose Rodriguez OF (D)
Elvis Escobar OF (V)
Jeffrey Martinez OF (D)
Amael Gonzalez OF (D)
Ramon Loaiza OF (V)
Alvie James OF (Pan)
Victor Medina OF (V)
Junior Amarante OF (D)
Emanuel Salas OF (D)
Vladimir Almanzar OF (D)
Eduar Pinto OF (V)
Losif Bernal OF (Pan)
Carlos Tocchi OF (V)
Amael Sanchez OF (Pan)
Eddy Sanchez 2B (D)
Jose Jordan 2B (V)
Dennis Hurtatte 1B (Gua)

PS Cubans aren't on this list, D= Dominicans, V=Venezuelans, Mex= Mexicans, Col= Colombians, Pan= Panamanians, Curacao and Guatemala.

scaffolds
06-16-2011, 08:42 AM
There's talk in the International scouting community that the Red Sox are among three organizations to sign Dominican outfielder Ronald Gusman.

scaffolds
06-17-2011, 06:23 AM
Cuban defectors Deinys Suarez, David Remedios and Roberto Arrebatos are latest defectors with heavy interst from ML clubs. Suarez a RHP may be the best Cuban defector in a while, Remedios is a catcher with a lot of tools and Arebatos is a talented LHP. In other news the Cubs signed Cuban defector Frank Del Valle a talented LHP.

scaffolds
06-19-2011, 03:16 PM
In a not directly scouting note the Red Sox signed Dominican outfielder Inoel Aguero last Summer. Aguero 5-10 170 switch hitter 19 yrs (when he signed, turned 20 yrs in December) signing wasn't highly talked about as he isn't a top prospect. Aguero started his profesional carreer in the DSL at the end of May, however Aguero has been a hitting maching in the DSL and after 3 weeks of the DSL season Aguero is leading the league in hitting with 465 batting average in 43 at bats with 3 doubles and a HR a 558 OBP and 4 stolen bases. Its a long way from the DSL and it has only been 3 weeks in the DSL, but Aguero has opened some eyes.

scaffolds
06-20-2011, 02:11 PM
According to sources in the DSL the Red Sox are waiting contracts approval for Dominicans German Taveras and Osvaldo Almenzo and Venezuelan Oscar Rodriguez. Taveras is a 18 yrs RHP 6-2 180. Almenzo is a 18 yrs outfielder R/R 6-2 180 and Rodriguez is a 19 yrs catcher 6-0 180 R/R so that they can join the Red Sox DSL team.

scaffolds
06-25-2011, 06:50 AM
According to sources in the DSL the Red Sox are waiting contracts approval for Dominicans German Taveras and Osvaldo Almenzo and Venezuelan Oscar Rodriguez. Taveras is a 18 yrs RHP 6-2 180. Almenzo is a 18 yrs outfielder R/R 6-2 180 and Rodriguez is a 19 yrs catcher 6-0 180 R/R so that they can join the Red Sox DSL team.

The signing of Taveras is official and he started pitching in the DSL.

scaffolds
06-26-2011, 05:20 PM
The Sox have signed 20 yrs RHP Jonathan Aro. Aro 6-0 172 has been send to the DSL.

Therwil Flyer
06-27-2011, 01:43 PM
There's talk in the International scouting community that the Red Sox are among three organizations to sign Dominican outfielder Ronald Gusman.

Can you tell us more about Guzman and Mexican pitcher Roberto Osuna, whom the Red Sox are said to be also interested in.

scaffolds
06-27-2011, 06:51 PM
Osuna is a Stocky 5-11-6-0 about 190 RHP (among the top International P in this signing period) with a live arm, his fastball sits in the low 90's that tops at mid 90's, his breaking pitches has promise, but his main pitch is his fastball. There is a lot talk that the Red Sox have heavy interest in Osuna, however his demanding 7 + figure bonus that could be as much as 2 Millions.

Gusman 6-2- 6-3 about 170a L/L with good tools including good bat speed and power potential, good speed and defense skills, but his bat is his main tool. Its believed that his also asking for a 7 figures bonus.

Its 5 days before the July second day, i will finish with my board before them.

Therwil Flyer
06-28-2011, 02:42 AM
Thanks, great info. What do you think is the ceiling for either player? Are the 7+ figures bonus demands justified?

scaffolds
06-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Thanks, great info. What do you think is the ceiling for either player? Are the 7+ figures bonus demands justified?

With the way the market has been the last couple of years someone will pay that kind of money. I like to ad that Gusman and Sox draft pick William Jerez are some what similar players. Jerez has the fall back that he could be a LHP if the hitting doesn't come around and because he isn't a Free Agent like Gusman he would get a smaller bonus to sign, however Jerez is already 19 yrs and Gusman is 16 yrs with perhaps a higher ceiling.

scaffolds
06-29-2011, 05:44 AM
With 3 days before the July second signing day isn't very clear who will be signing with who or on what date, but one thing that is clear is that Guatemalan first baseman Dennis Hurtarte will be signing with the Pirates. Hurtarte is a switch hitter who is stronger from the left side of the plate.

scaffolds
06-30-2011, 05:27 AM
According to Baseball America the Red Sox and the Yankees are finalist to sign 16 yrs Dominican CF Manuel Marcos. Marcos 6-1 180 R/R is very athletic with + + speed has occasional power, but more of gap to gap hitter. In the field Marcos plays + defense and has a solid arm.

scaffolds
06-30-2011, 03:30 PM
This is my final board of International baseball prospects for the early phase of International signing. Players from the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Curacao and Guatemala. The board contains 110 players (all 16 yrs reportly), 30 RHP, 7 LHP, 30 outfielders, 20 SS, 10 third baseman, 10 catchers 2 second baseman and 1 first baseman. its ranked by position as scouts projects them, by no means this will be the only players signed out of Latin American, there are others wo could had been in the list, but i don't have solid information on them.

The International Prospect board:

Victor Sanchez RHP (V) Signed with Seatle for 2 M +
Roberto Osuna RHP (M)Signed by Toronto
Manuel "Masetta" Gonzalez RHP (D)Signed by the Padres for a $65,000 signing bonus
Jonathan Perez RHP (V)Signed by the Reds for a $825,000 bonus.
Wally Vrolejk RHP (Curacao)
Mauricio Silva RHP (V)Signed by thr Twins for $325,000 bonus
Franklyn Pimentel RHP (D)
Jose Luis Mendez RHP (D)
Miguel Gonzalez RHP (D) Signed by the Twins for 650,000
Juan Martes RHP (D)Signed with Indians for $175,000
Dioscar Romero RHP (D)Signed with the Red Sox for $600,000 signing bonus.
Sebastian Perez RHP (D) signed with the Twins for a $300,000 bonus.
Junior Flores (RHP (V)Signed by the Red Sox
Alberto Tirado (RHP) (D)Signed by Toronto
Antonio Sanzetela RHP (V)signed by Colorado
Eddy Castro (RHP) (D)
Roberto M. Garcia-Quiros RHP (Mex)
Virgilio Encarnacion RHP (D)
Junior Arias RHP (D)
Kevin Sosa (RHP (V)signed by Texas for a$155,000 bonus
Luis Careno RHP (V)signed by the Mets
Robinson Arias RHP (D)
Soid Marquez RHP (V) Signed by the Reds
Carlos Bermudes RHP (Pan)
Reinaldo Robles RHP (V)
Johnny Charles RHP (D)
Harold Aruz RHP (Pan)Signed by the Astros for a $300,000 signing bonus.
Nadir Crismart RHP (Col)Signed by the Mets.
Ramiro Cortez RHP (Pan)
Julio Arosema RHP (Pan)
Erik Hurtado LHP (D)Signed by the Cardinals
Yohander Mendez LHP (V) Signed with Texas 1M
Roger Velez LHP (COL)
Jacobo Constante LHP (D)
Carlos Rodriguez LHP (V)Signed by the Cubs for a $120,000 signing bonus
Havid Burgos LHP (D)Signed by Tampa
Julian Higuera LHP (V)
Jose Ruiz C (V) Signed by the Padres 1.2 M
Marc Malave C (V)Signed with Cubs 1.5 M
Jose Garcia C ((V) signed by the Mets for high 6 figures
Jose Godoy C (V) Signed by the Cardinals for $200,000
Alvaro Noriega C (Col)Signed by the yankees$175,000
Dionis Rodriguez C (D)Signed by the Mets.$185,000 bonus
Richard Nunez C (D)
Derek Capetillo C (V)
Luis Lara C (V)Signed with the Royals mid 5 figures
Pablo Urena C (Pan)
Roniel Demorizi SS (D)Signed with Toronto for $105,000 signing bonus
Yairo Dias-Munoz SS (D)Signed by the A's for a $280,000 bonus
Dawel Lugo SS (D)Signs with Toronto for 1.3M
Ruben Rodriguez SS (D)
Adalberto Mondesi SS (D) Signed with the Royals 2M
Dorsys Paulino SS (D) Signed by the Indians for 1.1M
Sammy Vasquez SS (D)
Luis Reynoso SS (D)Signed with the Astros for $700,000
Warner Franco SS (D)Signed with Colorado for $600,000
Angel Ruiz SS (D)
Genao Bolivar SS (D)
Rainer Flores SS (D)Signed by the Red Sox for a $900,000 bonus
Cesar Gutierrez SS (D)
Jose Martinez SS (D)signed by the Mets.
Jean Carlos Encarnacion SS (D)
Carlos Beloni SS (D)
Albert Chavez SS (V)
Bill Pujols SS (D)
Angelo Castellano SS (V)signed by the Royals.
Arturo Michalena SS (V)Signed with Houston$220,000
Miguel Andujar 3B ((D)Signed with the Yankees for $700,000
Angel Yente 3B (D)Signed by Seatle for $225,000
Adelen Santa 3B (D)Signed by the Tigers $750,000
Ricardo Mercano 3B (V)Signed by the Chicago Cubs.
Joan Urena 3B (D)signed with the Mets for a $425,000 bonus
Ronald Soto 3B (D)
Johan Herrera 3B (D)
Enrique Flores 3B (D)
Miguel Mercedes 3B (D)
Jimmy Perez 3B (D)
Ronald Gusman OF (D)Signed by the Rangers 3.5M
Elier Hernandez OF (D)Signed by the Royals 3M+
Normar Mazara OF (D) Signed by Texas 5M
Hersin Martinez OF (D)signed by Seatle for a $1.1M bonus
Franmil Reyes OF (D)Signed by the padres
Manuel Marcos OF (D)Sign with the Red Sox for $800,000
Jesus Gonzalez OF (V)Signed with Toronto for 1.2M
Anthony Santader OF (V)Signed by the Indians $385,000
Balfi Munoz OF (D)
Harold Ramirez OF (COL)Signed by Pirates 1.05M
Wilmer Becera OF (V) Signed with Toronto for 1.3M
Carlos Tocci OF (V)Signed by the phillies for $759,000 bonus
Carlos Valdez OF (D)Signed with the Giants for $325,000
Junior Santana OF (D)Signed by the Brewers for $110,000
Alvie James OF (Pan)
John Mora OF (D)
Jose Leal OF (V)Signed by Seatle 1.9M
Samber Pimentel OF (D)Signed by Oakland for$160,000 bonus
Jose Rodriguez OF (D)
Elvis Escobar OF (V)Signed by the Pirates for $575,000 bonus
Ramon Loaiza OF (V)
Jeffrey Martinez OF (D)
Amael Gonzalez OF (Pan)
Victor Medina OF (V)
Junior Amarante OF (D)
Emanuel Salas OF (D)
Vladimir Almanzar (D)
Losif Bernal OF (Pan) Signed by the Braves for 230,000
Eduar Pinto OF (V)Signed with Texas for low 6 figures.
Amael Sanchez OF (Pan)
Eddy Sanchez 2B (D)
Jose Jordan) 2B (V)
Dennis Hurtatte 1B (Gua)

scaffolds
06-30-2011, 05:03 PM
I have reported of the heavy interest of the Red Sox about Mexican RHP Roberto Osuma, however the Red Sox where not among the organizations last weekend who saw Osuma throw his final tune-up before the July second signing date.

scaffolds
06-30-2011, 05:11 PM
In a note not related to scouting indirectly but very important in player development the Red Sox and Venezuela's Margarita Braves (Of the Venezuelan Winter league) signed a agreement earlier this week that will allow the Sox to have a team on the Paralela (League for rookies) Winter league. The Red Sox have been away from Venezuela for the last few years. the agreement is for two years with options and the Red Sox also will be sending players to the Margarita Club for their regular Winter league. In addition both organizations will be working together in scouting.

Therwil Flyer
07-01-2011, 02:21 AM
This is my final board of International baseball prospects for the early phase of International signing. Players from the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Curacao and Guatemala. The board contains 110 players (all 16 yrs reportly), 30 RHP, 7 LHP, 30 outfielders, 20 SS, 10 third baseman, 10 catchers 2 second baseman and 1 first baseman. its ranked by position as scouts projects them, by no means this will be the only players signed out of Latin American, there are others wo could had been in the list, but i don't have solid information on them.

The International Prospect board:

Victor Sanchez RHP (V)
Roberto Osuma RHP (M)
Manuel "Masetta" Gonzalez RHP (D)
Jonathan Perez RHP (V)
Wally Vrolejk RHP (Curacao)
Mauricio Silva RHP (V)
Franklyn Pimentel RHP (D)
...

Any relation between Franklyn Pimentel and the Sox' Stolmy?

scaffolds
07-01-2011, 04:58 AM
Any relation between Franklyn Pimentel and the Sox' Stolmy?

Sorry, don't know if they are related, Pimentel is a common last name in the Dominican.