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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    The hardest position to fill is also the Reds' greatest organizational need, SS. By hard to fill I mean a player who is both a plus defender and hitter. If the Reds are not lucky enough to have Green fall to them in the draft, I would expect them to go after Sano aggressively.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Update from Kiley McDaniel on OF Jose Pena:

    The Jose Pena writeup is coming in the next article. The Reds are in play, but Pena was outstanding in the showcase I attended, outplaying Mateo. His price and number of suitors just blew up.
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...articleid=8950

    Wagner Mateo is arguably the second or third best player available, so if Pena outplayed him then tells you how talented Pena is.
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    how awesome would it be to snag Pena and Sano
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Quote Originally Posted by aubashbrother View Post
    how awesome would it be to snag Pena and Sano
    Very. The correct answer is Very.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Quote Originally Posted by aubashbrother View Post
    how awesome would it be to snag Pena and Sano
    The Pirates are the favorites to land Sano at this point.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    I still cant get over the fact that we are watching the Reds be a franchise for the 1st time in a long time.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    The Pirates are the favorites to land Sano at this point.
    Pittsburgh?... really? Surely we can pry him away from Pittsburgh.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Another Reds update from Kiley McDaniel:


    "Also, the Reds are even more on RHP Christopher Cabrera, who they seem to like quite a bit." "He'll be covered in the next article as well."

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Quote Originally Posted by New Fever View Post
    Another Reds update from Kiley McDaniel:


    "Also, the Reds are even more on RHP Christopher Cabrera, who they seem to like quite a bit." "He'll be covered in the next article as well."
    Interesting. I was hoping the Reds would sign a big time pitcher this year. Hopefully they can work out a deal with Cabrera.
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 05-28-2009 at 02:18 AM.
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Here's some video of Jose Pena taking batting practice. Impressive.

    http://vimeo.com/channels/july2nd
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Thanks for that video, OBM. Really like the look of Pena's swing -- better than Mateo's.
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    I'm looking forward to reading the scouting report and watching video of Christopher Cabrera. It sounds like the Reds are in pretty heavy on him.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    had to turn the volume down on the computer watching pena swinging
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    I found this on a Mets website:

    Top July 2 Prospects:

    C Jacob Beltre, Dominican Republic
    RHP Cristopher Cabrera, Dominican Republic
    LHP Mariosal Cairo, Dominican Republic
    OF Amable Capellan, Dominican Republic
    LHP Leo Cardoso, Cuba
    SS Paul Carlixte, Dominican Republic - IRREGULAR INVESTIGATION, POSSIBLE SUSPENSION
    RHP Rafael DePaula, Dominican Republic - www.diariolibre.com/noticias_det ... 186424&l=1 - SUSPENDED
    RHP Anderson Encarnacion
    OF Leonardo Fuentes, Colombia
    SS Russell Herrera, Dominican Republic
    OF Luis Jolly, Dominican Republic
    OF Wagner Mateo, Dominican Republic - hitting video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdBIFERcKtk
    OF Eladio Moronta, Dominican Republic - SUSPENDED
    LHP Sung-Bum Na, South Korea - sophomore in college in Korea
    LHP Victor Payano, Dominican Republic
    OF Eric Peguero (a.k.a. Junior Monteliz), Dominican Republic - IRREGULAR INVESTIGATION, POSSIBLE SUSPENSION
    OF Jose Alberto Peña, Dominican Republic
    RHP Leonardo Perdomo, Dominican Republic
    OF Guillermo Pimental, Dominican Republic
    RHP Jurickson Profar, Curacao - former LLWS star
    OF Alfredo Ramos, Dominican Republic - IRREGULAR INVESTIGATION, POSSIBLE SUSPENSION
    LHP Daniel Sanchez, Venezuela
    C Gary Sanchez, Dominican Republic
    SS Miguel Angel Sano, Dominican Republic - sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3974952
    RHP Amiro Santana, Dominican Republic
    LHP Juan Urbina, Venezuela - Ugueth Urbina's son

    2010: SS Ramel Flores-García

    http://www.nyfuturestars.com/communi...cb90c8e192c2bf
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    The most promising player in the BPBA is 16-year-old, 6’2”, Wagner Mateo OF who leads the four players with strong hitting, power, speed, and defensive tools. The others are shortstop Rosel Herrera and pitchers Victor Payano and Mario Sel Cairo. All four players attended spring training in Florida by invitation this year as a way to evaluate them in the United States.

    The director of BPBA shared that the Yankees, Redsox, Giants, Cardinals, Braves, Reds, Indians, Padres, and Cubs have all taken a serious look at Mateo in anticipation of his July 2nd eligibility. Herrera is being considered by the Rockies, Dodgers, Giants, and Redsox.

    Another baseball program, Taveras Baseball Academy which was responsible for developing New York Mets Class A second baseman Gregory Veloz, is betting on shortstop Roberto Garcias to get picked up this year.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ican-prospects
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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