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.
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.
Last edited by scaffolds; 03-20-2011 at 08:16 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.
Last edited by scaffolds; 03-21-2011 at 06:36 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
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.
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..
The talk in the scouting community is that Cuban dector OF leonys Martin has come to a contract agreemnet with the Texas rangers.
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)
Tha Atlanta Braves have signed Colombian third baseman Adolfo Almanza. Almanza 20 yrs also had a tryout with the Red Sox.
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.
Last edited by scaffolds; 04-11-2011 at 08:15 PM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by scaffolds; 05-16-2011 at 08:38 AM.
DPL All Star Miguel Dilone Jr have signed with the Colorado Rockies for a $90,000 bonus.
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.
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.
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
Leonys Martin Contract with the Rangers is 5 years totaling 15 Millions, the hold up on this contract was Martin's legal papers.
Last edited by scaffolds; 05-02-2011 at 05:36 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by scaffolds
Last edited by scaffolds; 06-15-2011 at 08:27 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.
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.
Originally Posted by SwissRedSoxFan
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.
Last edited by scaffolds; 05-16-2011 at 06:45 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.