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    July 2 International Signing Period

    New rules this year somewhat level the playing field. I'd love to see the Reds pick up one of these top 20 guys- particularly if they happen to play SS. It seems as though the international field is the best place to mine for SS in the last few years.

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    1. Franklin Barreto, ss/cf, Venezuela
    2. Luis Torrens, c, Venezuela (video)
    3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela (video)
    4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela (video)
    5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic (video)
    6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela (video)
    7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
    8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic (video)
    9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela
    10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela (video)
    15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic (video)
    16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic (video)
    17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic
    18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
    19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic (video)
    Wendell Rijo just sounds like a Red.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    The only guy I've seen the Reds mentioned with so far is Urena.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    A ton of Venezuelan and Dominican kifs grow up dreaming of being the nex5 great SS and a lot of youth teams will put their best athletes at SS. Once they get into professsional organizations and start to fill out though, they often move to other positions (although more than a few stay at short too).

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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Not much activity from the Reds so far. Most of the top names coming off the board this morning. Toronto and Pittsburgh are most notably active.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Not much activity from the Reds so far. Most of the top names coming off the board this morning. Toronto and Pittsburgh are most notably active.
    Between Rodriguez, Duran, Arias, Guillon, etc., we've had a pretty dry run with international signings recently. Maybe Bob's a little gun shy at this point.

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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    1. Franklin Barreto, ss/cf, Venezuela BLUE JAYS
    2. Luis Torrens, c, Venezuela (video) YANKEES
    3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela (video) RAYS
    4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela (video)
    5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic (video) GIANTS
    6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela (video)
    7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
    8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic (video) PADRES
    9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela BLUE JAYS
    10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic (video) METS
    12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic (video) TWINS
    13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela (video)
    15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic (video) PHILLIES
    16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic (video) PIRATES
    17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic RED SOX
    18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
    19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic (video) CUBS
    20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic (video) PHILLIES
    Last edited by texasdave; 07-02-2012 at 04:23 PM.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    1. Franklin Barreto, ss/cf, Venezuela BLUE JAYS
    2. Luis Torrens, c, Venezuela (video) YANKEES
    3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela (video) RAYS
    4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela (video)
    5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic (video) GIANTS
    6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela (video)
    7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
    8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic (video) PADRES
    9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela BLUE JAYS
    10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic (video) METS
    12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic (video) TWINS
    13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
    14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela (video)
    15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic (video) PHILLIES
    16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic (video) PIRATES
    17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic RED SOX
    18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
    19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic (video) CUBS
    20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic (video) PHILLIES
    I'd take my chances with Jose Pujols. He's got the name.

    Just kidding.

    Oh, and I see Danny Almonte's brother is available too.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Let's note that some of those guys aren't yet eligible to sign. You can't sign until you are 16 and not everyone is 16 yet (if you turn 16 before September, you are eligible to sign in this years signing period).

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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Would love to get one of the Dominican SS or Venezuelan pitchers.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Not many Brazilian ballplayers.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Cueto was not a big name, not was Corcino or HRod or Torreyes. A lot of mega-dollar guys disappoint, and much cheaper guys surprise.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Cueto was not a big name, not was Corcino or HRod or Torreyes. A lot of mega-dollar guys disappoint, and much cheaper guys surprise.
    Speaking of Torreyes, it looks as if he is finally remembering how to hit.

    April - .630
    May - .382
    June - .923

    OPSes they are.
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Speaking of Torreyes, it looks as if he is finally remembering how to hit.

    April - .630
    May - .382
    June - .923

    OPSes they are.
    More like his BABIP is finally starting to normalize.

    He has as many walks as strikeouts, he has all season long. He didn't forget how to hit, the baseball luck Gods decided sticking him in the FSL wasn't enough, they also took luck from him.

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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    More like his BABIP is finally starting to normalize.

    He has as many walks as strikeouts, he has all season long. He didn't forget how to hit, the baseball luck Gods decided sticking him in the FSL wasn't enough, they also took luck from him.
    Only 1 strikeout in May so, yeah, he wasn't getting very hit lucky. But he seems to be hitting the ball harder.

    If you use SLG-BA for ISO (I saw three different ISO formulas )

    April - .094
    May - .055
    June - .193

    In any case, I am glad to see him rolling along again. Viva El Raton!
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    Re: July 2 International Signing Period

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    More like his BABIP is finally starting to normalize.

    He has as many walks as strikeouts, he has all season long. He didn't forget how to hit, the baseball luck Gods decided sticking him in the FSL wasn't enough, they also took luck from him.
    If a guy is 100% reliant on his BAPIP to the point that he OPS's .500 for two months on A ball, then that really is not a valid excuse.

    It's a sign that the guy has zero power, and zero ability to find first base without getting a hit.

    His BAPIP will get better, but I think the signs are on the wall that he doesn't have a significant number of skills at the plate that he is going to be a major asste at the plate as he moves up. It more than likely shows that last year was the fluke, not this year.


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