2015 Futures Game Features two DPL Alumnus

The 2015 Futures Game will feature two of the most prolific players to be produced by the Dominican Prospect League. SS Raul Mondesi Jr. and CF Manuel Margot have distinguished themselves as impact players in their respective organizations, and have performed to earn themselves a trip to Cincinnati. Raul Mondesi Jr. | Royals #1 Prospect Born: Los Angeles, California Position: SS Age: 19 DOB: 7/27/1995 Bats: S Throws: R Height: 6’1″ Weight: 165 lb Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 Modesi has developed into, what some scouts believe, is the most electric short stop in all of the Minor Leagues. Despite only being 19, Mondesi was assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to begin the 2015 season where he is currently playing at -5.3 age differential.… Read More

DPL Alumni Manuel Margot, center of attention

With the Red Sox starters’ ERA sitting at 6.03, the time may be getting closer for the team to make a move and acquire a solid starter. And with Cole Hamels checking in with a 0.69 ERA over the last seven days, it may be a perfect time for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to move his prized left-hander. According to a report in the Philadelphia Daily News, former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, now in the team’s front office, is heading to Salem, Virginia this week to scout the Red Sox High-A affiliate in the Carolina league where 20-year-old five-tool outfielder Manuel Margot has been crushing the ball this season. Margot is currently batting .323/.361/.523, going 21-for-65 in 17 games this season.… Read More

Bostons´ Wendell Rijo and Manuel Margot are Prospect on the rise by Baseball Prospectus

By Jason Parks / Baseball Prospectus   Wendell Rijo: Rijo suffered a substantial knee injury before signing in the J2 window in 2012, which impacted his debut season, although, the then-17-year-old still showed off his natural bat-to-ball ability at the complex level. The swing and setup are a bit unorthodox, but the toolsy Dominican makes it work, and if he continues to hit in the New York-Penn League, the now healthy second baseman could really step forward as a prospect. I really like this kid.   Dominican Prospect League post Although Wendell Rijo wasn’t the best runner or had the best power, he was undoubtedly the best baseball player in the Dominican Prospect League in 2012. His future tools grade out to be a solid Major League player as he runs plus, has a solid average arm and defense, and should hit for average and power.… Read More