DPL Elite Travel Team Oct 18-23 2014

DPL Elite Travel Team October 18-23 2014 Dominican Prospect League players are selected during the season to travel to the United States. During the 6 day tour players get the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of MLB executives, not to mention the experience in the U.S. that better prepares them for life as professionals.… Read More

Louisville Slugger Tournament Series – January 2014

Louisville Slugger Tournament Series  The 6 team round robin tournament will showcase the best July 2nd and eligible prospects playing in all DPL circuits. The 6 team Tournament will be divided into two divisions (circuits), the best two records and highest run differential (scored) will compete in a one-game elimination Championship game. Scouts will vote for players to participate in DPL All-Star Game.  … Read More

DPL All-Star Game – February

DPL All-Star Game (February) Dominican Prospect League players are voted on by MLB scouts during the Louisville Slugger Tournament Series. The best available players are selected for the two day event. (Day 1) players showcase their skills in a workout day (60 yard dash, BP and Infield). (Day 2) Players compete in a 9Inn game. Players are evaluated and selected to the DPL Elite Travel Team.… Read More

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER since 1884

Since the earliest days of the game, baseball’s top players and teams have consistently turned to one name in bats: Louisville Slugger. Legendary players from Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth to Hank Aaron all earned their places in baseball history using Louisville Slugger. Today, Louisville Slugger continues to dominate the game at every level of play. As the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, Louisville Slugger is the choice of more than 60% of all Major League players, including Derek Jeter and A-Rod. And on the college level, more national championships have been won with Louisville Slugger TPX than with any other bat.   LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ® SILVER SLUGGER™ AWARDS The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards are the top offensive honor in Major League Baseball ®.… Read More

Jose Ramirez becomes the First DPL Alumni in the Show

September 2, 2013  by Jacob Rosen Typically, September promotions in baseball don’t warrant a significant amount of attention. For most teams, it’s a matter of adding along the miscellaneous 40-man players that they’ve had ready to go all season. For the few remaining contending squads, the focus is on players who can impact games in any small way possible. What this means is, typically, 20-year-old 5-foot-9 second basemen with no Triple-A experience and not currently on the 40-man roster aren’t usually the sort of call-ups we see for any team, contending or not. But alas, it’s Sept. 2 and Jose Ramirez already has made an impact in an MLB game. His antics as a pinch runner helped the Tribe rally on Sunday, leading up to Mike Aviles’ game-winning grand slam.… Read More

Mayky Perez shows his polish at PG National

RHP Mayky Perez didn’t disappoint during the 2013 Perfect Game National at the Metro Dome in Minneapolis MN.               PG National: Day 4 Recap PATRICK EBERT The 2012 Perfect Game All-American Mayky Perez, who will be eligible to sign as a free agent with the beginning of the July 2 International Free Agent period, followed Kopech to the mound for the Vegas Gold squad. Perez, who was the first player from the Dominican Republic selected to play in the Classic, has shown significant improvement since the last time we saw him at the WWBA World Championship last October. With great size, Perez creates create leverage on his fastball, which peaked at 92 mph and sat at 91 during his first inning of work, striking out the side in that frame.… Read More

DPL Alum Rafael Montero making his precense felt

A deep dive into NY Mets phenom Rafael Montero By Andy Martino / Baseball Insider (Photo by Howard Simmons/New York Daily News) This is New York City, a town of bright lights and celebrity athletes — not the place to geek out on Double-A kids. But sometimes a young man’s numbers grow too flashy to ignore  down there; a phenom pops up, and we want to know how soon he will help the big league club. Such is the case with Rafael Montero, the 22-year-old righty who made the Eastern League his personal plaything.  In four starts this year, Montero is 3-0, with a 1.59 earned run average.  In 22.2 innings, he has walked one batter and struck out 27. The Montero legend (or hype-machine, depending on how this goes) began to churn this February in Port St.… Read More