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

EIGHT DPL Alumni selected to MWL and FSL All-Star Game

EIGHT DPL ALUMNI SELECTED TO 2015 MIDWEST AND FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE ALL-STAR ROSTERS  In exciting news, eight Dominican Prospect League alumni have been selected to their respective league All-Star Games. In the Midwest League, Natanael Delgado (Burlington Bees) has hit to the tune of a .275/.314/.404 slash line with a .717 OPS. He has three homeruns, three triples, and seven doubles. Yairo Munoz (Beloit Snappers) has an impressive .278/.311/.439 slash line with a .750 OPS. Munoz has knocked out seven homeruns and has 31 RBI to go along with six stolen bases on the year. Felix Jorge (Cedar Rapids Kernals) has dominated the Midwest League, pitching to a 3-2 record, 2.62 ERA and a measly 0.98 WHIP. Jorge has racked up 48 strikeouts in 55 innings, with only 11 walks.… Read More

TWINS All-Stars from Dominican Republic

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com 11/20/2013 10:00 AM ET  MINNESOTA TWINS The debate over which organization has baseball’s best farm system might be a close one, but there’s no question that Minnesota’s ranks in the upper echelon of player development pipelines. There’s certainly no debating that the Twins’ one-two prospect punch of Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano is the tops in the game. Scary thing is, there’s plenty to excite Minnesota fans beyond that duo. Three of the team’s full-season affiliates qualified for postseason play (Triple-A Rochester, Class A Advanced Fort Myers and Class A Cedar Rapids), but more important to the big picture, the Twins’ big-name prospects emerged as budding can’t-miss stars, while former sleepers and unknowns became breakout performers, and in some cases, Major League contributors.… Read More