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2011 Red Sox international scouting and signing

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  • #46
    Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
    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.


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


    Guillermo Aviles
    Gerkis jimenez
    Jorge Soler
    Yamil Rivalta
    Lazaro Hernandez.
    Last edited by scaffolds; 03-12-2011, 10:57 AM.


    • #47
      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.


      • #48
        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.
        Last edited by scaffolds; 03-15-2011, 02:40 PM.


        • #49
          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.


          • #50
            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.


            • #51
              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.


              • #52
                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, 08:16 PM.


                • #53
                  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, 06:36 PM.


                  • #54
                    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


                    • #55
                      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.


                      • #56
                        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..


                        • #57
                          The talk in the scouting community is that Cuban dector OF leonys Martin has come to a contract agreemnet with the Texas rangers.


                          • #58
                            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)


                            • #59
                              Tha Atlanta Braves have signed Colombian third baseman Adolfo Almanza. Almanza 20 yrs also had a tryout with the Red Sox.


                              • #60
                                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, 08:15 PM.