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

Alex Reyes working third digit

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com 04/22/2015 10:00 AM ET Unlike last week’s Stock Watch focus, the Orioles’ Branden Kline, Reyes’ velocity jump is merely a matter of a 20-year-old adding strength. In fact, many observers expected Reyes to add heat with age, although one can’t predict that anybody will sit in the upper 90s. Reyes is more than a live arm at this point, though. While with Class A Peoria in 2014, he and pitching coach Jason Simontacchi targeted two specific areas for Reyes to improve: The first was that Reyes lacked a veteran’s routine; then there was his lackluster changeup, which needed dramatic sharpening. The routine was an easy enough fix, and the 20-year-old now has the habits needed to maintain and improve his repertoire and command throughout a season.… Read More

Carlos Martinez ready for his big opportunity

INFO by Brian Feldman, Baseball STL KMOV.com Posted on February 28, 2015 JUPITER, Fla. (Baseball STL) — When the Cardinals traded former 1st round pick Shelby Miller to Atlanta in a deal to acquire right fielder Jason Heyward it opened up a lot of debate as to what the corresponding move would be.  Could the Cardinals go with what they had to fill that open rotation spot vacated by Miller? Or would GM John Mozeliak be forced to go outside the organization – again – to bring someone in? In the eyes of 23-year old Carlos Martinez, however, there was no question.  He believes the job is his.  He believes he’s good enough, having paid his dues in the bullpen, to get this chance. … Read More

Alex Reyes named Cards 7th overall prospect by BA

St Louis Cardinals #7 Prospect Alex Reyes, rhp Born: Aug. 29, 1994. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 185. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2013. Signed by: Rodny Jimenez/Angel Ovalles. Background: A high school standout in New Jersey, Reyes circumnavigated the draft by moving to the Dominican and living there with family until becoming eligible as an amateur free agent. Born and raised in the United States, he received a $950,000 bonus on the international market. Like Carlos Martinez, the last Dominican youth to receive that kind of coin from the Cardinals, Reyes had the athleticism and power arm to attract scouts. Scouting Report: Reyes is the raw clay that the Cardinals covet. He has two plus pitches and a third in development, scouts say.… Read More

Dominicans in the $240 Million plus Club

Mariners sign Robinson Cano to 10-year, $240 million deal   December 6, 2013, 1:00 pm CHASE HUGHES / CSNWASHINGTON.com The Seattle Mariners have pulled off quite the shocker, reeling in All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano with a ten-year deal worth $240 million. The contract matches the one Albert Pujols signed with the Angels in December of 2008, the third largest in major league history. Letting free agents walk, especially players of the caliber of Cano, hasn’t exactly been the Yankees’ M.O. over the years. They set a maximum offer at $200 million and apparently didn’t budge when Cano and his agent Jay-Z demanded more. Instead of paying Cano $240 million, they allocating nearly the same amount to two other free agents on the market.… Read More