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2012 International Signings Thread

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#1 Vervehound


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

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)
3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela (video)
4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela (video)
5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic (video)
6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela (video)
7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic (video)
9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela
10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela (video)
15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic (video)
16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic (video)
17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic
18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic (video)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

The Twins shoudl go after every single pitcher on that list.