This was excerpt was taken from today's Enquirer. With five to seven Dominican ballplayers to be added each year, you would think the sytem would be loaded in four years with the drafting of players from the United States. I just wonder if the Reds will be importing Venzuela ballplayers too in the next few years?
ONE TO WATCH: Keep the name Wirfin Obispo in mind. He's a 21-year-old right-hander from the Dominican whom the Reds are bringing over to play in the States this year.
"He's got one of the best arms in the system," said Johnny Almaraz, player development director/international operations. "He throws 93 to 97."
Almaraz is bringing over the first batch of players who were developed at the Reds' new facility in the D.R.
"We hope to bring over five to seven a year," he said. "That gives you 28 to 30 in four or five years. That can really help the talent in your system."