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

Jeison Guzman signs with the KC Royals

Jeison Guzman Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 10/8/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 175 lb. Scouting grades:Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 Jeison developed with Jon Carmona at La Javilla academy in Santo Domingo, he was selected to the 2015 DPL Elite Travel Team. One of the top defensive shortstops in the class, scouts love Guzman’s combination of athleticism, quick feet and actions on defense. He’s also been praised for his soft hands, instincts and a first-step quickness that allows him to get to balls that other infielders can’t reach. On offense, Guzman has a decent bat and he has a chance to hit, but that part of his game remains a work in progress.… Read More

ROYALS All-Stars from Dominican Republic

Yordano Ventura breezes through Minors en route to bigs By Robert Emrich / 11/07/2013 10:00 AM ET   Though the Royals as an organization finished with fourth-worst record in the Minor Leagues, there were quite a few positive steps forward for the club. One of the keys to success was the pitching, as three of the Royals’ affiliates ranked in the Top 3 of their league’s ERA. Hurlers such as Yordano Ventura, Kyle Zimmer, Sam Selman and Miguel Almonte — all among the Royals’ Top 20 prospects — played a large part in that. Even after trading top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi to Tampa Bay last winter, Kansas City still has a bright future ahead of it. Right-handed Starting Pitcher — Yordano Ventura, Northwest Arkansas (11 games), Omaha (15 games), Kansas City (three games): After putting himself on the map in 2012, Ventura took the Minors by storm in 2013, racking up 155 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings while making the jump to Triple-A and eventually the Majors.… Read More