View Full Version : 2012 International Signings Thread

06-29-2012, 12:20 PM
the name i keep hearing is minier - listed as a ss but clearly not one. at this point he's an all bat corner if'er/of'er type with a sweet swing from both sides of the plate. vaguely reminiscient of terry pendleton. heh. well kinda. i've also heard we're in the discussion for torrens, who will likely not be a catcher going forward, but there are a bunch o' teams after him. the $2.9 million limit has led to some teams you wouldn't likely hear about during the int'l signing period making a name - notably the rays. signing period starts monday and really, is there anything more exciting in sports than watching a bunch of obscure, alledged 16 y.o.'s sign contracts over a twitter feed?

oh, and cool to see a brazilian on the list. learned everything he knows from jose pett.

1. Franklin Barreto, ss/cf, Venezuela
2. Luis Torrens, c, Venezuela (video (http://video.telemetro.com/video/Luis-Torrens/3ddd1905a0b6be502cde4fd58e33237b))
3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nin0F4FLj4A))
4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u7EGSu9shpg))
5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mrnf7mCDNnA))
6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZfaAOsbWU7k))
7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9F15p1jzuvA))
9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela
10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf3kmpYvrOU))
11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T9GEuuckaFU))
12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIDJzsW2bVk))
13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHDAbWzsQw))
14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrxXYT0hCU4))
15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yfiKB39kEg))
16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wVpLKHG1KLQ))
17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic
18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEiXDlVvWEE))
20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiQbQD_q5Eo))

06-29-2012, 08:43 PM
The Twins shoudl go after every single pitcher on that list.