DPL Alumni Willy Adames Heating Up Down In Charlotte

The Undercards: Willy Adames Slams 2 Doubles, Drives in 2 by Robbie Knopf Rays Colored Glasses High-A Florida State League: Charlotte Stone Crabs 6, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 5 Willy Adames is a player that we have mentioned surprisingly little in these minor league recaps. Firstly, we should expect that to change, and secondly, that doesn’t mean that he is playing poorly. Adames delivered a big game on Monday, going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, a walk, 2 RBI, and 3 runs scored. His line on the season now stands at .266/.314/.422, which is a little short of where he wants to be but is certainly nothing to scoff at. Adames is just 19 years old in a league where the average age is nearly 24.… Read More

DPL Alumni added to 40 man rosters

Dominican Prospect League alumi added to 40 man roster this off season. Players that were 19 or older when they were signed, and have played professional baseball for four years or more are eligible for the rule 5 draft. The same goes for players that signed when they were 18 or younger, and have played for five years. If drafted, the player would have to remain on that team’s major league roster for the entire 2015 season, or be offered back to original club. Willy Garcia was the Pirates’ biggest international signing in 2010 after Luis Heredia.  He’s a toolsy outfielder with the tall, lean build that the team seems to like in young outfielders.  He’s not a burner, but he runs well and has a powerful arm with big power.… Read More