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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:24 am 
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So Mauricio, Hernandez, Marcano, Consuegra from that period.

To sign any of the Braves 13, they would have to dip into 2018 pool?

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:42 pm 
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jdawginsc wrote:
To sign any of the Braves 13, they would have to dip into 2018 pool?



Apparently the Mets are preparing to sign 2 top 10 prospects in 2018:


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According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the New York Mets are the favorites to sign outfielder Freddy Valdez.

Valdez, 15, is considered one of the top prospects in the 2018 July 2 international free agent class.

The Dominican right-handed hitting and throwing corner outfielder is a big kid. He is 6’3”, 209 pounds and will turn 16-years old on December 6.

Here is what Badler has to say on Valdez –

He’s a big, physical corner outfielder whose best tool is his raw power. It’s a power-over-hit profile, with an aggressive swing and pull approach, which costs him balance at times. In games, he went 1-for-6 with a strikeout. Valdez is a below-average runner who needs to improve his mobility tracking down balls in the outfield. Valdez has a strong arm that fits in right field, but as a 15-year-old with his size, there’s some risk he could go to first base. If he does, he would give his infielders a big target. He looked adept at scooping balls out of the dirt when he was there during infield.

Baseball America reported in September that the Mets are the favorites to sign catcher Francisco Alvarez. He’s considered a Top 10 prospect in the 2018 class.

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
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DiPoto says he'd be willing to let Otani DH about 3 times a week. They have to be the current favorite now based on that.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 pm 
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DiPoto says he'd be willing to let Otani DH about 3 times a week. They have to be the current favorite now based on that.


I hate to say it but the Yanks are still the favorites to land him. They are on the upswing, they have a Japanese pitcher who is under contract for a few more years and is probably on the phone with Otani as we speak. And they have more international money to spend.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
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Angels signed Maitan.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
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Angels signed Maitan.


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At least partially funded by the Braves themselves.


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The kid the Braves signed apparently is said to be potentially the best Korean prospect ever (not that that's saying much)


$300K. so I'm really not sure there's much to see here.


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In actuality they gave him 900K, not exactly chump change for an IFA from Korea

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Looks intriguing http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/12/05/262 ... 81928881=1

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
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Metro2007 wrote:
R Nitelight wrote:
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The kid the Braves signed apparently is said to be potentially the best Korean prospect ever (not that that's saying much)


$300K. so I'm really not sure there's much to see here.


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In actuality they gave him 900K, not exactly chump change for an IFA from Korea


braves had to give him up too?


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Metro2007 wrote:
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The kid the Braves signed apparently is said to be potentially the best Korean prospect ever (not that that's saying much)


$300K. so I'm really not sure there's much to see here.


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In actuality they gave him 900K, not exactly chump change for an IFA from Korea


How did they give him $900K when they can't give anyone more than $300 K?

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 International Signings Thread
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They funneled money through agents (who had other prospects that they overpaid) to get them the extra cash.


A certain Braves board seems to believe this signing was used to give money (under the table) to other prospects:

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/104146914 ... year-deal/

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MarkJohnson>You wrote:

Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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