Showcase Day Three Recap

Game 1 The first game of the day was started off with Nelfy Abreu demonstrating his offensive abilities by driving a double into left before stealing third.  Imanol Marinez followed Abreu in the lineup and although he grounded out to third it was enough to allow the plus runner in Abreu to score giving Blue an early 1-0 lead.  The next run of the game would cross the plate in the bottom half of the second when Osvaldo Guerrero would absolutely punish a ball and send it flying out in left-center, tying the game at one apiece. Neither team would manage anything in the third.  Then in the top of the fourth Eddys Leonard reached on a single to start the inning and advanced on consecutive Santana and Abreu groundouts.  He would manage to score and give Blue the lead on an error by the left fielder on a ball George Valera placed into play.  The game went quiet from that point until the top of the 6th when Blue started to heat up.  They managed one more when Carlos Sanchez singled, stole second, advanced to third on a Pedro Sanchez groundout, and scored on a Johansel Pontiel RBI single into center.… Read More

Showcase Day Two Recap

Game 1 Game one once again featured the red team taking on the blue team but the players today were completely different players than yesterday.  The game started out slow with neither team getting on the board through the first two innings of play.  Then in inning three the blue team got the scoring started.  Darling Florentino singled and then proceeded to steal both second & third before being knocked in by a Casimiro Fernandez RBI single into CF, giving them a 1-0 lead.  However, this woke up the red team up who proceeded to score three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.  Ruben Maldonado got red started with a single and a stolen base which made scoring really easy when Joswel Soriano ripped a double into left.  The next batter was Perez who would reach on an E-6 that moved Soriano to third, this was followed by a Jeurys Espinal RBI single into right-center, giving Red a 2-1 lead.  Their final run of the inning was plated by lead-off man Jose Rodriguez when he put one into right for a RBI single, 3-1 Red.… Read More

Showcase Day One Recap

Game One In the first game of the day, Red took on Blue and the runs came early.  Daniel Bautista led off the game for Red and started it off with a single to center which was quickly followed by a Imanol Marinez single to right that scored Bautista.  Then a few batters later Osvaldo Guerrero came to the plate and knocked in Marinez giving Red a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first.  Blue, however, did not just go quietly in the bottom of the inning scoring a run of their own as Roger Contreras led off the inning with a single up the middle, stole second and then advanced and scored on 2 consecutive groundouts. Red then came back to the plate in the top of the second and responded scoring two more as Neify Marinez hit a single into center and immediately stole second which allowed him to score as he was followed by a Felix Reyes single also into center.  Reyes came around to score on that same play as an error resulted in the ball ending up in CF.  The bats then quieted down until the bottom of the third when Blue managed to tie it up at four on a 3-run blast to left by Junior Santana that also scored Widimer Joaquin and Jery Hernandez, who reached respectively on a passed ball strike 3 and an error by the first baseman.  Later in the game Red would sneak Oliver Moreno across to retake the lead, 5-4.  Unfortunately, for Red that would not last long as Blue would win in walk-off fashion by a score of 6-5.… Read More

Felix Taveras Jr., C

Felix Taveras Jr. Position: C     Bats: Left     Throws: Right Date of Birth: 4/8/99     Age: 17 Height: 5’10”     Weight: 180 lbs. Analysis: Felix Taveras Jr., is a left-handed hitting catcher from Miami with a sturdy and durable frame behind the plate. He has some pop to the pull side. Taveras, receives well with relaxed movements and soft hands. Although he was one of the oldest players at the DPL Showcase, he has some ability and promise as a backstop.… Read More

Jhonkensy Noel, 3B

Jhonkensy Noel Position: 3B     Bats: Right     Throws: Right Date of Birth: 6/15/01     Age: 15 Height: 6’1″     Weight: 185 lbs. Analysis: Jhonkensy Noel has a solid frame coupled with a plus arm. He has range that will improve through development and training. Noel shows the ability to make the backhanded play behind the bag and the slow roller down the line. He’s a line drive hitter that has displayed patience at the plate. Noel’s swing stays within the zone long, which allows him to square up the consistently. His size is suitable for 3B, and he’ll continue to grow and stronger.… Read More

Edinson Renteria Jr., 3B

Edinson Renteria Jr. Position: 3B     Bats: Right     Throws: Right Date of Birth: 6/19/01     Age: 15 Height: 6’0″     Weight: 175 lbs. Analysis: Edinson Renteria Jr. is a third basemen that possesses soft hands and a solid glove. He has an athletic 6 ft 175 pound frame that has potential for growth. He displayed a plus arm with a very fluid throwing motion. He shows that he has very good range and his footwork is smooth as well. Renteria also excels at the plate showing his ability to drive the ball to all parts of the field. He makes solid contact and had very good at-bats in the DPL showcase. Edinson is a line drive hitter; power could follow with training and progression.… Read More

Cristopher Echevarria, 3B

Cristopher Echevarria Position: 3B     Bats: Right   Throws: Right Date of Birth: 3/22/01     Age: 15 Height: 6’2″     Weight: 180 lbs. Analysis: Cristopher Echevarria is an athletic-bodied third baseman with projection in his frame to add strength. He demonstrates raw fielding and hitting tools, which will refine as he plays more baseball and matures. Scouts will project on Echevarria’s athleticism and frame, that he will be able to continue to play baseball at a high level as he progresses.… Read More

Hector Lucero, C

Hector Lucero Position: C      Bats: Right     Throws: Right Date of Birth: 4/5/2001     Age: 15 Height: 6’3″     Weight: 190 lbs. Analysis: When you watch Hector Lucero play it gives you a Salvador Perez like-feel.  There were once concerns about Perez outgrowing the catcher position and the same could apply to Lucero who stands at 6’3 190 pounds at only 15-years-old.  However, like Perez and many before him, if he can maintain being a plus defender behind the plate teams will have no choice but to leave him behind the plate.  Lucero’s defensive calling card is his arm strength but he also has good plate blocking ability.  Then you have his offensive ability which is even better than his defense thanks to an advanced approach at the plate, extremely quick hands, and power bat potential. … Read More