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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    The guys we've had for the most part have been serviceable at this level.

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

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    He definitely has the velocity as a pitcher (Wonder if EDLC could crank 99 mph fastballs if they stuck him on the mound?). In watching the kid pitch, hes got that hitch in his delivery that probably will need to be ironed out. It could cause some injury issues later on. If he irons out that pause/kick in his delivery, it may take away some of his velocity. Not sure about his control because it appeared to me that he never actually threw a pitch in the strike zone. Hitters were wailing at pitches out of the zone. But, hes only 17 years old and its obvious that the potential is certainly there.

    But Id really love to see him hit and play some defense. They signed him as a CF/SS. You have to think that the scouts are seeing some good things there that causes them to think that he can excel as a hitter. Cant wait to see them bring him to the States and see what he can do in the ACL.
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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    I assume he will show up in the complex league in the next week or so, any word on where/when he reports?
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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    You have to think that the scouts are seeing some good things there that causes them to think that he can excel as a hitter.
    $1.2M is a large bet-- I'm guessing they really liked what they saw.

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Sounds like they are going to have him play as a position player this summer, then start to work with him as a pitcher after that. He wants to be a two-way player, and the Reds are going to go down that avenue with him, at least for awhile. Theres mention of him possibly developing as a reliever while still hitting.

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Sounds like they are going to have him play as a position player this summer, then start to work with him as a pitcher after that. He wants to be a two-way player, and the Reds are going to go down that avenue with him, at least for awhile. There’s mention of him possibly developing as a reliever while still hitting.
    Good. I like that they're thinking outside the box.

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Missed this thread the other day, very interested in this signing.
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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Looks like a fun signing but I don't get too interested in 17 yr olds. Let's see how he's doing in 3 yrs

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    I love how the Reds are finding young talent. EDLC was 16 when the Reds signed him. Colier did the Harper thing and the Reds drafted a 17 year old kid that played in the Cape Cod league.

    All will struggle. EDLC didn't really struggle, but most prospects are not unicorns.

    Lin Sheng-En might be another one though.
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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Yeycol Soriano just hit his 6th double of the season in 3+ games (18 PA).

    Sorry. I posted this in the wrong thread.
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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Yeycol Soriano just hit his 6th double of the season in 3+ games (18 PA).
    How do you pronounce his first name? a col? i col?

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    How do you pronounce his first name? a col? i col?
    https://www.howtopronounce.com/spanish/yeicol Yay-col according to this.

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    Re: Really Interesting International Reds signing expected - 17-year-old Lin Sheng-En

    If Yeycol were from Taiwan like Sheng-En Lin, I think Yeycol would be pronounced Way-Cool.
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