Other Organzations' Prospects
The National takes a look at how the Minnesota Twins have changed their reputation when it comes to signing international talent. They locked up 16-year old German outfielder Max Kepler for $775,000 and 16-year old Dominican shortstop Jorge Polanco for $750,000. The National
The Atlanta Braves have officially signed Cuban outfielder Yasser Gomez, according to Jorge Ebro.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 18-year old Dominican right-hander Jonathan Herrand at a $150,000 bonus.
International Free Agent Market
Sports Illustrated's Melissa Segura tweets that the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and Toronto Blue Jays are showing interest in Dominican right-handed pitcher Luis Alvaro Abad. She says six-to-eight teams are on the tail of Dominican shortstop Estalin Peguero and the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros are keeping an eye on Elvis Sanchez.
23-year old Cuban infielder Wilfredo Carmenate has decided to enter the 2010 MLB Draft instead of testing free agency.
A dozen scouts came out to watch 15-year old Mexican right-hander Luis Heredia throw. Mazatlan Official Site
Kris Honel (Former
The Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League signed Reggie Taylor (Former Memphis) to a contract for the 2010 season. He played with Olmecas de Tabasco in the Triple-A Mexican League for a short time.
Juan Lucena (Former
(Former Johnson City) has played in eight games going 9-for-27 (.333) with three
doubles, one home run, one sacrifice, ten runs, seven RBIs, five walks, three
strikeouts, and .555 SLG.
(Former Quad Cities) has played in eight games going 13-for-37 (.351) with two
doubles, six runs, seven RBIs, four walks, nine strikeouts, and .405 SLG.
Brian Martin (Former Memphis) has played in 28
games going 32-for-97 (.330) with ten doubles, eight home runs, 28 RBIs, 30
runs, 23 walks, 21 strikeouts, and .680 SLG.
(Former DSL) has played in 36 games going 30-for-104 (.288) with six doubles,
one triple, 17 RBIs, 13 runs, 20 walks, nine strikeouts, grounded into three
double plays, and ten errors.
Gary Burnham (Former Memphis) has played in 27 games going 30-for-92 (.326) with seven doubles, eight RBIs, 37 total bases, ten runs, 17 walks, three hit by pitches, three strikeouts, two ground into double plays, .402 SLG, and .446 OBP. Godo is 3-24 and eighth in the Italian Baseball League.
Ivanon Coffie (Former Memphis) has played in 23
games going 21-for-84 (.250) with two doubles, two home runs, 11 RBIs, 29 total
bases, nine runs, 14 walks, two hit by pitches, 17 strikeouts, four ground into
double plays, .345 SLG, and .370 OBP.
Denes Simonyi (Former MiLB Spring Invite) has played in four games going 2-for-14 (.143) with one double, one RBI, five runs, two walks, four stolen bases, .556 OBP, and .214 SLG. Szentendre Sleepwalkers are 12-2 and second in the Hungarian League.
Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield) has played in 30 games going 19-for-88 (.216) with two doubles, one home run, six RBIs, 24 total bases, four runs, 13 walks, one hit by pitch, 28 strikeouts, and one ground into double play. Yomiuri is 32-18 and first in the NPB's Central League.
Tomo Ohka (Former
So Taguchi (Former St. Louis) has played in 23 games going 17-for-60 (.283) with four doubles, two home runs, six RBIs, 27 total bases, nine runs, one stolen base, three walks, one hit by pitch, and 12 strikeouts. Orix is 25-27 and fourth in the NPB's Pacific League.
Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee) has played in
17 games going 18-for-58 (.310) with three doubles, two home runs, 12 RBIs, 27
total bases, seven runs, nine walks, three stolen bases, 11 strikeouts, one
caught stealing, .403 OBP, .466 SLG, and .869 OPS.
(Former MiLB Spring Invite) has played in 46 games going 33-for-121 (.273) with
three doubles, one triple, nine RBIs, 38 total bases, 25 runs, six walks, four
stolen bases, 18 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .315 OBP, .314 SLG, and .629
(Former Memphis) has played in 43 games going 63-for-169 (.373) with 11 doubles,
two triples, four home runs, 27 RBIs, 90 total bases, 37 runs, 18 walks, five
stolen bases, 29 strikeouts, .446 OBP, .533 SLG, and .978 OPS.
Iker Franco (Former Springfield) has played in 61 games going 56-for-217 (.258) with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 36 RBIs, 88 total bases, 27 runs, 28 walks, 39 strikeouts, two caught stealing, .343 OBP, .406 SLG, and .748 OPS. Quintana Roo is 6-5 and tied for third in the Triple-A Mexican League Hidalgo Division.
Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis) has played in 42
games going 46-for-155 (.297) with eight doubles, two triples, seven home runs,
28 RBIs, 79 total bases, 35 runs, 24 walks, nine stolen bases, 23 strikeouts,
one caught stealing, .401 OBP, .510 SLG, and .911 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played in 61 games going 70-for-210 (.333) with 13 doubles,
one triple, seven home runs, 48 RBIs, 106 total bases, 45 runs, 52 walks, one
stolen base, 32 strikeouts, four caught stealing, .460 OBP, .505 SLG, and .965
Julio Manon (Former
Esteban Yan (
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