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  • #16
    Originally posted by Richard View Post
    Also, Baez and Lindor (first rounders) are Puerto Rican and Eddie Rosario who is an excellent prospect for the Twins.
    Yes Lindor and Baez where first rounders in 2011.

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    • #17
      Baseball America is reporting that the White Sox have signed Venezuelan RHP Luis Martinez. Martinez who will turn 17 yrs at the end of January is 6-4 195 and signed for a $250,000 signing bonus was throwing his fastball in the mid 80's range in the early phase of the International signing period, however had increased to 89-91 by the end of 2011.

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      • #18
        According to reports by Baseball America the Twins have signed Venezuelan RHP Mauricio Silva for a $325,000 signing bonus. Silva 16 yrs and 6-2 190 was ranked as the third best pitcher (only behind Victor Sanchez and Jonathan Perez) at the July second 2011 date, throws a high 80's to low 90's fastball.
        Last edited by scaffolds; 01-12-2012, 04:25 PM.

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        • #19
          Venezuelan Derik Capetillo didn't turn 16 yrs until late in the early phase of International signing period, considered in the second tier of Venezuelan catchers back of them, but with good size (6-0 200) and had good power projection, but hasn't signed a profesional contract, however Capetillo show up in Ft Myers at a PG Crosschecher show casing in January as a Pitcher with a fastball in the 87 range.

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          • #20
            According to International scouts the Red Sox are going to be a finalist for Cespedes sweep stakes. Its believed that Cespedes handlers will be asking for a 8 yrs/ 65 Millions contract.

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            • #21
              hey Scaff, I was wondering how many changes the Red Sox' Latin American scouting department has seen and what you think about them or what further changes should be made.

              When I look at the Yankees top prespects, I see Montero (signed for 2m), Gary Sanchez (3m), Many Banuelos (450k), and even Hector Noesi, who helped bring them Pineda (and Campos).
              In the meantime, the Sox' biggest acquisition from LA is a bit of a question mark (Iglesias, signed for 6m). Of course, they also got Bogaerts, which some evaluators see as our top prospect (and they also got Doubront, Pimentel and Tejeda, who are decent prospects).
              But obviously the Yankees' LA scouting has prosuced a lot better! And other teams have easily outproduced the Sox in that regard too (e.g. the Rangers with Profar, Perez, Martin, Odor etc).

              I'm aware that, as with any prospect, how prospects in the international market turn out has a lot to do with luck (some pan out and others don't). And if I remember correctly the Sox were in heavy on Montero who chose to sign with the Yanks instead. But clearly, the Sox have to do better in LA!
              Last edited by Therwil Flyer; 01-15-2012, 02:44 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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              • #22
                Originally posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
                hey Scaff, I was wondering how many changes the Red Sox' Latin American scouting department has seen and what you think about them or what further changes should be made.

                When I look at the Yankees top prespects, I see Montero (signed for 2m), Gary Sanchez (3m), Many Banuelos (450k), and even Hector Noesi, who helped bring them Pineda (and Campos).
                In the meantime, the Sox' biggest acquisition from LA is a bit of a question mark (Iglesias, signed for 6m). Of course, they also got Bogaerts, which some evaluators see as our top prospect (and they also got Doubront, Pimentel and Tejeda, who are decent prospects).
                But obviously the Yankees' LA scouting has prosuced a lot better! And other teams have easily outproduced the Sox in that regard too (e.g. the Rangers with Profar, Perez, Martin, Odor etc).

                I'm aware that, as with any prospect, how prospects in the international market turn out has a lot to do with luck (some pan out and others don't). And if I remember correctly the Sox were in heavy on Montero who chose to sign with the Yanks instead. But clearly, the Sox have to do better in LA!
                There has been only minor changes only, but of course everything takes time. There aren't any questions that the Red Sox Latin America scouting hasn't been to par with the Yankees, Rangers, Seatle and even with Toronto lately, but there is more to it than that, the Red Sox has traded high ceiling Latin players early in their development, I am talking about players like Mendez. Beltre, Francisco, Socolovitch and now Alcantara they have to be more patient with them.

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                • #23
                  It was believed that Panamanians Carlos Bermudez (RHP) and Pablo Urena (Catcher) where going to be available at July second 2011 date, however that wasn't the case and they won't be available until July 2012. Bermudez at 6-7 205 is a very projectable high ceiling who was throwing 85 early in 2011. Middle infielder Hector De la Cruz and first baseman Antonio Franco are also Panamanians to follow for the 2012 July second date.

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                  • #24
                    The Dominican Prospect League is reporting that that Toronto have signed 16 yrs Dominican short stop Ronniel Demorizi. Demorizi 6-0 170 switch hitter signed for $105,000 bonus.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
                      It was believed that Panamanians Carlos Bermudez (RHP) and Pablo Urena (Catcher) where going to be available at July second 2011 date, however that wasn't the case and they won't be available until July 2012. Bermudez at 6-7 205 is a very projectable high ceiling who was throwing 85 early in 2011. Middle infielder Hector De la Cruz and first baseman Antonio Franco are also Panamanians to follow for the 2012 July second date.
                      Do you know why they were not available for 2011?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Richard View Post
                        Do you know why they were not available for 2011?
                        If i would had to take a guess it would had been because some miss undertandings in the players age.

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                        • #27
                          According to BA Cuban defector Onilkis Garcia would be MLB 2012 draft elegible instead of a free agency, however he was also 2011 draft elegible for a couple days before taken out of the 2011 draft, so we need to see what would happen by the draft. Garcia a 22 yrs LHP 6-3 225 has a 89-93 fastball that tops out at 94.
                          Last edited by scaffolds; 01-19-2012, 03:10 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Cuba's 2010 JR national team had more MLB prospects than the well known 2008's (Jose Iglesias team) squad. Yasiel Balaguert has signed with the Cubs, highly regarded prospects Jorge Soler and Omar Luis, along with Marco Barros all defected from that squad and are waiting to sign profesional contracts in the Dominican. In Cuba outfielder Guillermo Aviles is a star in the makings, short stop Yamil Rivalta and catcher Darien Nunez isn't much behind Aviles, second baseman Andy Ibanes, third baseman lazaro Hernandez, catcher Daniel Crespo and pitchers Eddyalb Valentin,Yosibel Castillo not only held their own in Cuba's national series as teenagers in a league dominated by players in their late 20's and 30's but are players to keep an eye on them as possible defectors in the near future.

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                            • #29
                              Who is the Cuban shortstop that started I think in the Baseball World Cup in Panama? He is a teenager.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Richard View Post
                                Who is the Cuban shortstop that started I think in the Baseball World Cup in Panama? He is a teenager.
                                What year? Are you talking about Erisbel Arrebarruena? If you are, i believe that he is 21 yrs.

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