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

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

DePaula and Montero at MLB Futures Game

Rafael De Paula the Yankees‘ lone representative in the Futures Game, Rafael De Paula represented the World Team. He came into the game in the fifth inning and had a mixed performance. He threw 10 of his 16 pitches for strikes and struck out Twins prospect Bryan Buxton, Baseball America’s top prospect in baseball, but also gave up a hit up the middle and hit a batter. He then got what should have been a double play, but the throw to first was wide. De Paula regrouped and got the next batter to fly out. Click picture for video! De Paula was clocked at 94-96 mph during his inning and, despite his struggle, showed hints of what everyone is excited about.… Read More