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

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

DPL Alumni added to 40 man rosters

Dominican Prospect League alumi added to 40 man roster this off season. Players that were 19 or older when they were signed, and have played professional baseball for four years or more are eligible for the rule 5 draft. The same goes for players that signed when they were 18 or younger, and have played for five years. If drafted, the player would have to remain on that team’s major league roster for the entire 2015 season, or be offered back to original club. Willy Garcia was the Pirates’ biggest international signing in 2010 after Luis Heredia.  He’s a toolsy outfielder with the tall, lean build that the team seems to like in young outfielders.  He’s not a burner, but he runs well and has a powerful arm with big power.… Read More