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    What's that supposed to mean?
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Hopefully we get some information on this kid later on today from Fay or the Reds website. Baseball America only puts out new stuff Monday-Friday so we should get some info from them tomorrow on Duran.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    In addition to signing Duran, below is a link to Doug's site that lists all the new International signings the Reds have recently. Duran is not on the list since he just signed. Once guy on the list who sticks out to me is 16 year old RHP Carlos Tineo. 16 years old and he's already 6'5" and 195 pounds. I'll be keeping a close eye on him over the next few years.

    http://redsminorleagues.com/blog/200...ects-for-2008/

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    We'll see if the kid was a highly contested sign. May have just turned 16, the legal age for signing, and the Reds pounced immediately.

    Nice to see activity on the international front -- if they don't go spending big in the draft, part of the reason is a signing like this. Consider this kid part of the 2008 crop.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    In addition to signing Duran, below is a link to Doug's site that lists all the new International signings the Reds have recently. Duran is not on the list since he just signed. Once guy on the list who sticks out to me is 16 year old RHP Carlos Tineo. 16 years old and he's already 6'5" and 195 pounds. I'll be keeping a close eye on him over the next few years.

    http://redsminorleagues.com/blog/200...ects-for-2008/
    6-5, 195 at age 16????

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

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    6-5, 195 at age 16????

    Wow.
    Yup. I'd love to know how hard he throws right now. With him being only 16 years old and having such a projectible body type, he could probably add another 4-5 mph to his fastball before he turns 21 years old.

    Also nice to see some shortstops signed. Mariekson Gregorius is supposedly a pretty good prospect too. IIRC the Reds beat out the Yankees for his services. Jose Sugilio is another intriging SS - just turned 18 over the offseason and is listed at 6'3" 165. Pretty room to fill out and add power.

    And another interesting pitcher is Jesus Adames. He just turned 17 years old in late January and is listed at 6'4" and 195 pounds. The Reds did some pretty good scouting this year it looks like. I'm still excited to read more about Juan Duran - I'm sure we'll get some more info on him tomorrow from Baseball America.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

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    I hope he's a highly sought after player. We need a little more more outfield depth. Maybe he plays center field, and could be a backup play for Stubbs.

    When you sign a 16 year old player, you ar signing for talent, not for positional need.

    He's 6-7 years away. He could conceivably replace Stubbs when Stubbs becomes a FA.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

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    We'll see if the kid was a highly contested sign. May have just turned 16, the legal age for signing, and the Reds pounced immediately.

    Nice to see activity on the international front -- if they don't go spending big in the draft, part of the reason is a signing like this. Consider this kid part of the 2008 crop.
    Generally how it works is that when a player becomes of age to sign, the interested teams submit their offers by a specific date and then at that point the player/agent/buscone decide which one to take. Usually its the one for the most money, but sometimes players sign with the teams they like.

    Like OBM said, I hope someone gets some more information on him up soon. I might have to try and get ahold of some people if nothing comes out tomorrow.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    When you sign a 16 year old player, you ar signing for talent, not for positional need.

    He's 6-7 years away. He could conceivably replace Stubbs when Stubbs becomes a FA.
    I know. I'm factoring in that Stubbs won't be in the majors for another 2-3 years minimum. I'm just saying that it gives us a little depth, so we don't have to rest all our hopes on Stubbs.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    I presume that despite being 16 years old, these players are still on 6-year minor league contracts?
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    I presume that despite being 16 years old, these players are still on 6-year minor league contracts?
    IIRC, there are special rules if you go into the minors under a certain age.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    I wonder if this one of those "20 year old" 16 year olds that Latin America is famous for?
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    IIRC, there are special rules if you go into the minors under a certain age.
    Ahh, I see. That's good.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Doubt it. I don't remember the Cardinals ever signing any big time Latin talents. This is Wayne Krivsky, not Walt.
    who signed Pujols?

    EDIT: I now see he was drafted--does anyone know why when he is from the Dominican Republic?
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    who signed Pujols?

    EDIT: I now see he was drafted--does anyone know why when he is from the Dominican Republic?
    Moved to United States for junior high.
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