Starling Heredia agrees with the Dodgers

Starling Heredia Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 2/6/1999 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215 lb. Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 Starling Heredia He developed with Franklin Ferrera in Santo Domingo and was selected to the Under Armour All-America game as well as the DPL Elite travel team in 2014. He’s known in international circles as “Pit bull,” but Heredia is much more than a catchy nickname. The son of a former professional baseball player — Heredia’s father played in the Minors for the Mariners — Starling is considered the best corner outfield prospect in the class by some scouts, in part because of his raw power and projectable body.… Read More

Leody Taveras agrees to terms with Rangers

Leody Taveras Hometown: Tenares, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 9/8/1998 Bats: S Throws: R Height: 6’1″ Weight: 165 lb. Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 Count Taveras among the best all-around players in this year’s class. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound outfielder could also be the most athletic. Leody Taveras Taveras comes from baseball bloodlines as his uncles Willy Taveras who played seven seasons in the Major Leagues with Astros, Rockies, Reds and Nationals, and Luis Taveras who posted a seven year career in the minor leagues. Leody has plus defensive actions in the outfield and plus run tool, many evaluators believe he will stay in center field as he progresses through the Minor League ranks.… Read More

Franklin Reyes signs with the Chicago White Sox

Franklin Reyes Hometown: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 9/11/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’3″ Weight: 235 lb. Scouting grades:Hit: 30 | Power: 70 | Run: 30 | Arm: 60 | Field: 40 Franklin Reyes Scouts love Reyes for the player he is now and the player they hope he can be in the future. The younger brother of Franmil Reyes, who plays in the minors for San Diego, Franklin has shown raw power and a plus arm in showcases and games. He profiles as a right fielder and has the big tools that teams like to see in young players. Franklin participated in the Under Armour All-America game and was selected to the DPL Elite travel team in 2014 .… Read More

Wander Javier and the Twins seal a deal

Wander Javier Hometown: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 12/29/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 165 lb. Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 Every team in the big leagues would like a player like Javier in their Minor League system. Wander Javier Javier has a good build for a shortstop, and he has the defensive actions that will allow him to stay at there — at least at the beginning of his professional career. Some scouts project that his body will force him to move from shortstop to third base, but there’s also chance he stays at his original position. Javier is a strong teenager. He has plus raw power and plus arm strength, and he’s shown the ability to hit in games.… Read More

Jhailyn Ortiz ranks at the top of 2015 International signing class

Jhailyn Ortiz | Rank: 1 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 11/18/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 260 lb. Scouting grades:  Hit: 50 | Power: 65 | Run: 35 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 Two words come to mind when Ortiz’s name is mentioned: raw power. Ortiz has the most raw power in the entire class, the type of power scouts have not seen from a player his age in years. The teenager puts on a show during batting practice and more importantly, he has shown the ability to hit for power in games. His home runs are legendary, and his line drives into the gaps are just as impressive. Some scouts have concerns about his overall athleticism and wonder if his large frame will eventually force him to switch positions from the outfield (left field) to first base.… Read More

Starling Heredia ranked No. 3 International Prospect by MLB.com

Starling Heredia | Rank: 3 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 2/6/1999 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215 lb. Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 He’s known in international circles as “Pit bull,” but Heredia is much more than a catchy nickname. The son of a former professional baseball player — Heredia’s father played in the Minors for the Mariners — Starling is considered the best corner outfield prospect in the class by some scouts, in part because of his raw power and projectable body. Heredia also has all of the tools that scouts love, leading many to believe that could be the best total package in this year’s class.… Read More

Wander Javier ranked No. 4 is a true SS with a power bat

Wander Javier | Rank: 4 Hometown: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 12/29/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 165 lb. Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 Every team in the big leagues would like a player like Javier in their Minor League system. Javier has a good build for a shortstop, and he has the defensive actions that will allow him to stay at there — at least at the beginning of his professional career. Some scouts project that his body will force him to move from shortstop to third base, but there’s also chance he stays at his original position. Javier is a strong teenager.… Read More

Seuly Matias possess plus tools across the board, ranked No. 5 International prospect by MLB.com

Seuly Matias | Rank: 5 Hometown: La Vega, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 9/4/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 190 lb. VIDEO Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50   Matias can run, he can throw and he can hit for power. Many scouts believe he has the best overall package of tools in the class. He might also have the best projectable body. The teenager projects to be extremely physical, and he could end up too big to stay in the middle of the infield. It’s unclear if his run tool will impact his overall game, but his arm definitely will. Matias could have a plus arm in the future with plus raw power.… Read More