The Dominican Prospect League sets new Record for July 2nd Signings

Brian Mejia, Ulises Cabrera, Manny Acta, Juan Marichal, Carlos Jose Lugo, Roberto Morales, Juan Pena DPL Class of 2015 The Dominican Prospect League (DPL) has established itself as the largest player in the international signing period over its six years of existence, producing the most prospect to sign professional baseball contracts of any entity in the world. The DPL, who have helped close to 60 prospects reach agreements since July 2nd 2015, also shattered the record for total bonuses awarded to 16 year old players in the first week of an international signing period. This year, DPL players were awarded signing bonuses that amount to more than $46.0M. Once again, the DPL fulfilled their role as mentors, bringing joy and success to the handful of 16-17 year old prospects that belonged to the prestigious organization.… Read More

Richard Urena forecasting to be a breakout Prospect in 2014 by BA

Baseball America / Ben Badler Richard Urena, ss, Blue Jays: Urena was one of the hot names on the international market in 2012, when he signed with the Blue Jays for $725,000 out of the Dominican Republic. He’s been what the Blue Jays expected, with an advanced bat for his age and the skills to stick at shortstop. Urena doesn’t have flashy tools, but he has a high baseball IQ, a patient approach and a line-drive stroke with occasional gap power. He has a strong arm to go with good hands and nice footwork at shortstop. With Barreto at shortstop in the GCL last year, the Blue Jays kept Urena in the DSL most of the year before bringing him over at the end of the season, but he should make a louder impression in the U.S.… Read More