3. Yorman Rodriguez, cf, Reds ($2.5 million): Rodriguez is the youngest player in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where he will play nearly the entire season at age 16. Rodriguez, one of the best athletes available last year with plus-plus speed, is off to a 1-for-8 start with five strikeouts.
• Reds outfielder Juan Duran and Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt already debuted last year in the DSL after signing earlier in the year. They are both in the GCL, though Duran has been limited to DH duties after returning from knee surgery during spring training.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Might have an argument there with all the hamburgers and fries kids eat these days. But I know what you mean..
Yea, the American kids 12-15 do get better training, and nutrition if they take it then. My argument is based upon the European soccer club theory. Almost all the great players in soccer these days come out of the European academies, where the kids enter at 16 or a little earlier and live breath and eat soccer 365 days a year. I am hoping it pays off for our two guys.
Last edited by bellhead; 06-26-2009 at 05:15 PM.
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