From the Boston Globe's Sunday Baseball Notes column: Name to file away: Luis Perales, a 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound righthander signed by the Sox out of Venezuela last summer. He left jaws agape when he sat at 91-93 miles per hour and touched 95 in the Dominican instructional league while also showing the potential for an above-average breaking ball and slider. One evaluator described the 16-year-old as possessing “huge upside” for a system that has more promising arms than at any time in recent years. “The baseball world will hear about him after this year,” said another, suggesting that his projectable frame, athletic delivery, and quick arm point to a future starter.
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Keep it coming more pitching arms. It is so hard to develop them. So much can go wrong. Keep it up Scouting and development . You just get the feeling something is really gonna pop with this. I can’t wait for the payoff.
Post by adiospaydro2005 on Dec 30, 2019 11:39:59 GMT -5
Agree, although there is clearly no correlation to the success rate of international signees vs bonus paid . Check out this BA article from 2011 showing top 20 bonuses paid. For every Sano and Cabrera, there are many more kids signed who had very little to no MLB success. (Note: only top 5 bonuses listed). The only Red Sox organization guy was Jose Vinicio for $1.9 million in 2009.
Org Age. Country Bonus 1. Michael Ynoa 2008 RHP Athletics 16 Dominican Republic $4.25 million 2. Miguel Sano 2009 SS Twins 16 Dominican Republic $3.15 million 3. Gary Sanchez 2009 CYankees 16 Dominican Republic$3 million 4. Adonys Cardona2010 RHPBlue Jays16 Venezuela $2.8 million T-5. Luis Heredia2010 RHP Pirates 16 Mexico $2.6 million T-5. Ariel Ovando 2010 OF Astros