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  • 2019 catcher Goalbert Lopez, 16 years old from Venezuela. 5-11, 155 lbs, eligible to sign on July 2.
  • 2019 catcher Goalbert Lopez, 16 years old from Venezuela. 5-11, 155 lbs, eligible to sign on July 2.
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  • Derwin Laya, a 15-year-old shortstop from Venezuela. 2020 international prospect 🇻🇪
  • Derwin Laya, a 15-year-old shortstop from Venezuela. 2020 international prospect 🇻🇪
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  • Felix Tena, 15, a physical, power hitting outfielder in the 2020 class in the Dominican Republic. Moves well for his size, 6.9 runner in the 60.
  • Felix Tena, 15, a physical, power hitting outfielder in the 2020 class in the Dominican Republic. Moves well for his size, 6.9 runner in the 60.
  • 1402 13 3 days ago
  • Who’s your NL Rookie of the Year pick? Pete Alonso is on a tear for the #Mets. What do you see when you watch his swing?
  • Who’s your NL Rookie of the Year pick? Pete Alonso is on a tear for the #mets. What do you see when you watch his swing?
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  • The Tampa Bay Rays signed OF Estanli Castillo at 16 years old for a $325,000 bonus out of the Dominican Republic. Serious combo of bat speed, strength and gigantic raw power. Going to debut this year in the Dominican Summer League.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays signed OF Estanli Castillo at 16 years old for a $325,000 bonus out of the Dominican Republic. Serious combo of bat speed, strength and gigantic raw power. Going to debut this year in the Dominican Summer League.
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  • Manuel Beltre (@manuel_beltre09) is one of the top 2020 international prospects. Shortstop from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 with a compact, repeatable swing, advanced hitter for 14 years old with high level game instincts. Defensive play at the end saved the game for his team to send the semifinal game of the @Iplbaseball Cup 🏆 to extra innings.
  • Manuel Beltre (@manuel_beltre09) is one of the top 2020 international prospects. Shortstop from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 with a compact, repeatable swing, advanced hitter for 14 years old with high level game instincts. Defensive play at the end saved the game for his team to send the semifinal game of the @iplbaseball Cup 🏆 to extra innings.
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  • One of the top Dominican catchers in the 2019 international class, 16-year-old Onil Perez. Eligible to sign on July 2. 🇩🇴
  • One of the top Dominican catchers in the 2019 international class, 16-year-old Onil Perez. Eligible to sign on July 2. 🇩🇴
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  • The Pirates signed Sergio Campaña at 16 years old for a $500,000 bonus. 6-1, 165 lbs, athletic center fielder with plus speed and hard contact when he squares it up. Played for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 COPABE 15U Pan American Championships. Debuting this year in the Dominican Summer League.
  • The Pirates signed Sergio Campaña at 16 years old for a $500,000 bonus. 6-1, 165 lbs, athletic center fielder with plus speed and hard contact when he squares it up. Played for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 COPABE 15U Pan American Championships. Debuting this year in the Dominican Summer League.
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  • Gavin Casas played for USA Baseball’s 🇺🇸 17U National Development Team Program last summer. 2020 power hitting first baseman at American Heritage HS in Plantation, Fla., a Vanderbilt ⚾️ commit and younger brother of Red Sox 2018 first-round pick Triston Casas. Turned 18 years old yesterday 🎂
  • Gavin Casas played for USA Baseball’s 🇺🇸 17U National Development Team Program last summer. 2020 power hitting first baseman at American Heritage HS in Plantation, Fla., a Vanderbilt ⚾️ commit and younger brother of Red Sox 2018 first-round pick Triston Casas. Turned 18 years old yesterday 🎂
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  • How filthy is Jack Leiter’s curveball? 😳
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2019 RHP at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ threw six scoreless innings with 8 SO, 1 BB and 1 hit allowed on Thursday at the NHSI. Sits low-90s and touched 95 mph. 18 years old, Vanderbilt commit, No. 37 on the Baseball America draft board and a potential first-round pick.
VC 📹: @joshnorrisba
  • How filthy is Jack Leiter’s curveball? 😳 ... 2019 RHP at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ threw six scoreless innings with 8 SO, 1 BB and 1 hit allowed on Thursday at the NHSI. Sits low-90s and touched 95 mph. 18 years old, Vanderbilt commit, No. 37 on the Baseball America draft board and a potential first-round pick. VC 📹: @joshnorrisba
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  • The Cincinnati Reds paid $150,000 to sign 16-year-old OF Jeferson Geraldo. 6-3, 185-lb potential power bat in an outfield corner out of the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
  • The Cincinnati Reds paid $150,000 to sign 16-year-old OF Jeferson Geraldo. 6-3, 185-lb potential power bat in an outfield corner out of the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
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  • Yimmy Diaz, switch-hitting 2020 shortstop from Venezuela. 15 years old now, 14 in this video at the @nationsbaseballshowcase and MLB Trainer Partnership Program event 🇻🇪
  • Yimmy Diaz, switch-hitting 2020 shortstop from Venezuela. 15 years old now, 14 in this video at the @nationsbaseballshowcase and MLB Trainer Partnership Program event 🇻🇪
  • 2402 10 2 weeks ago