Lianmy Galan agrees to terms with the Angels

by Baseball America-Ben Badler After pitching in front of more than 100 scouts last week at the Dominican Prospect League’s Louisville Slugger Tournament, righthander Lianmy Gilan agreed to sign with the Angels for $115,000. Galan’s athleticism is evident on the mound and he’s made a quick transition to pitching, showing solid strike-throwing ability with an 88-91 mph fastball, though he wasn’t at his best at the DPL last week. Gilan also throws a low-70s breaking ball that could eventually morph into a slider and is learning a changeup as well, with a short arm stroke from his days as an infielder. Galan hails from La Vega, where he trained with Chico Fana.   Improving the Industry One Player at a Time!… Read More

DPL Alumni Michael Feliz on Astros Top Prospect list by Baseball America

Michael Feliz / RHP Born: June 28, 1993. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 211. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2010. Signed by: Felix Francisco/Rafael Belen/Jose Lima. Background: If not for a positive drug test, Feliz likely would be positioned on the Athletics prospect list right now. He originally signed with Oakland for $800,000 in 2010, but that contract was voided after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid. Feliz then signed with the Astros for half of his initial bonus. Suspended for 50 games in 2010, he took a big step forward in 2013 at short-season Tri-City. He gave up just 10 extra-base hit while leading the New York-Penn League ERA title at 1.96. Scouting Report: Feliz, like many Astros pitchers, has benefited from the organization’s emphasis on athletic deliveries that help develop velocity.… Read More

DPL Alumni Domingo Leyba cracks the Tigers top 10 list by BA

9. Domingo Leyba, ss/2b Born: Sept. 11, 1995. B-T: B-R. Ht.: 5-11. Wt.: 160. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2012. Signed by: Miguel Rodriguez/Carlos Santana/Ramon Perez/Miguel Garcia. Background: Leyba played for the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program that won the junior division championship in 2011 in Minneapolis before signing with the Tigers for $400,000 the next year. He was teammates there with Gustavo Cabrera, and both players signed out of the same trainer’s program (Christian Batistia, who is known as “Niche”) on July 2. While Cabrera’s tools and athleticism helped him earn a $1.3 million bonus from the Giants, Leyba outperformed him in the Dominican Summer League in his pro debut in 2013 and is the better prospect. Leyba proved more advanced than expected, leading the DSL in slugging (.577) and OPS (1.023) as a 17-year-old.… Read More

Baseball Prospectus names 2 Dominican Prospects to Rockies top 10 list

Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects by Jason Parks The Top Ten RHP Jonathan Gray RHP Eddie Butler RF Raimel Tapia CF David Dahl 3B Ryan McMahon SS Rosell Herrera RHP Chad Bettis C Tom Murphy RF Kyle Parker SS Trevor Story 3. Raimel Tapia Position: RF, DOB: 02/04/1994, Height/Weight: 6’2” 160 lbs, Bats/Throws: L/L Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2010, Dominican Republic Previous Ranking: NR 2013 Stats: .357/.399/.562 at rookie level Grand Junction (66 games) The Tools: 6 run; 7 potential hit; 6 potential power; 6 arm; 5+ potential glove  What Happened in 2013: The stats paint a glowing picture of Tapia from his stateside debut in the Pioneer League, but the scouting is what pushed the young Dominican up the Rockies list and onto the Baseball Prospectus 101.  … Read More

DPL alumni Jorge Felix breaks the Twins Top 10 list by Baseball Prospectus

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects by Jason Parks The Top Ten CF Byron Buxton 3B Miguel Sano RHP Alex Meyer RHP Kohl Stewart C Josmil Pinto RHP Jose Berrios 2B/CF Eddie Rosario LHP Lewis Thorpe RHP Felix Jorge 2B Jorge Polanco  Here are the Top Dominicans in the Twins pipeline… 2. Miguel Sano Position: 3B, DOB: 05/11/1993, Height/Weight: 6’3” 195 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2009, Dominican Republic Previous Ranking: #2 (Org), #21 (Top 101) 2013 Stats: .236/.344/.571 at Double-A New Britain (67 games), .330/.424/.655 at High-A Fort Myers (56 games) The Tools: 8 raw; 7 arm; 5+ potential glove; 5 run  What Happened in 2013: As a 20-year-old, Sano hit 70 extra-base hits over two stops, including 35 bombs—half of which have yet to land.  … Read More

DPL alumni Natanael Delgado rates among Angels rising Prospects

Los Angeles Angels by Jason Parks Baseball Prospectus Prospects on the Rise: OF Natanel Delgado: Making a return trip to the On the Rise category, Delgado has a case for inclusion in the top 10 on the strength of his offensive projection alone. With bat speed and good pop from the left-side, Delgado has impact potential with the bat, but his aggressive approach and lack of feel for the game has some questioning whether or not he will ever develop enough skills to make it work. Delgado began to show his left hand power bat at age 16 during the 2012 DPL elite travel teams´ spring training tour in Arizona.   Improving the Industry One Player at a Time!… Read More

Rangers top 10 Prospects list by BP, include DPL alumni Alfaro and Guzman

Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects, Baseball Prospectus by Jason Parks 2B Rougned Odor C Jorge Alfaro RHP Alex Gonzalez SS Luis Sardinas LF Nick Williams 3B Joey Gallo RHP Luke Jackson RF Nomar Mazara CF Lewis Brinson 1B Ronald Guzman 2. Jorge Alfaro Position: C, DOB: 06/11/1993, Height/Weight: 6’2” 185 lbs., Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2010, Colombia Previous Ranking: #4 (Org), #76 (Top 101) 2013 Stats: .182/.308/.182 at High-A Myrtle Beach (3 games), .258/.338/.452 at Low-A Hickory (104 games), .429/.500/.810 at complex level AZL (6 games) The Tools: 8 arm; 6+ power potential; 5 glove; 6 run What Happened in 2013: After an injury-plagued 2012 campaign, Alfaro played in a career-high 113 games, not counting his breakout performance in the AFL.… Read More