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

DPL Alumni Felix Jorge dominated in his 2015 debut

Kernels’ Jorge carves through Snappers Twins right-hander strikes out 10 en route to first win of season By Tyler Maun / MiLB.com 04/13/2015 All spring, Twins coaches told right-hander Felix Jorge to be more aggressive in trusting his talent. In his first outing of the season, the 21-year-old showed them he’s been listening. Jorge dominated in his 2015 debut, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits over seven innings Monday as Class A Cedar Rapids blanked Beloit, 9-0, to remain unbeaten on the fledgling season. “I had a real good combination of pitches where me and [catcher Brian] Navaretto were working together good,” Jorge said through translator Henry Bonilla, his pitching coach. “We set them up with the fastball to go to the breaking ball.… Read More

DPL alumni Jorge Felix breaks the Twins Top 10 list by Baseball Prospectus

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects by Jason Parks The Top Ten CF Byron Buxton 3B Miguel Sano RHP Alex Meyer RHP Kohl Stewart C Josmil Pinto RHP Jose Berrios 2B/CF Eddie Rosario LHP Lewis Thorpe RHP Felix Jorge 2B Jorge Polanco  Here are the Top Dominicans in the Twins pipeline… 2. Miguel Sano Position: 3B, DOB: 05/11/1993, Height/Weight: 6’3” 195 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2009, Dominican Republic Previous Ranking: #2 (Org), #21 (Top 101) 2013 Stats: .236/.344/.571 at Double-A New Britain (67 games), .330/.424/.655 at High-A Fort Myers (56 games) The Tools: 8 raw; 7 arm; 5+ potential glove; 5 run  What Happened in 2013: As a 20-year-old, Sano hit 70 extra-base hits over two stops, including 35 bombs—half of which have yet to land.  … Read More