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2011 Red Sox international scouting and signing

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  • #16
    Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
    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

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    • #17
      Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
      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?
      Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

      Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
        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.
        Last edited by scaffolds; 02-01-2011, 02:23 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
          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.
          Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

          Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
            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.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
              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.
              Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

              Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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              • #22
                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.

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                • #23
                  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.

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                  • #24
                    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.

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                    • #25
                      FWIW: Sox sign a 16 year old C Beau Bishop from New Zealand: link
                      Last edited by Therwil Flyer; 02-07-2011, 08:50 AM.
                      Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

                      Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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                      • #26
                        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.

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                        • #27
                          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.

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                          • #28
                            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.
                            Last edited by scaffolds; 02-17-2011, 06:11 PM.

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                            • #29
                              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)
                              Last edited by scaffolds; 04-16-2011, 12:27 PM.

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                              • #30
                                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.

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