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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:11 PM

I'm really gonna like this kid

 

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:18 PM

Out of curiosity, how did he qualify as an international signing? Born in Canada and a Canadian citizen.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:24 PM

 

Out of curiosity, how did he qualify as an international signing? Born in Canada and a Canadian citizen.

 

he was raised in the Dominican....still not sure how it works, exactly.

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

 

Out of curiosity, how did he qualify as an international signing? Born in Canada and a Canadian citizen.

Dominican citizenship, if I recall.


#5 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:31 PM

Out of curiosity, how did he qualify as an international signing? Born in Canada and a Canadian citizen.


The only reference I could find was an article that stated, although he was born in Canada, he's spent most of his life in the Dominican Republic.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

Out of curiosity, how did he qualify as an international signing? Born in Canada and a Canadian citizen.


He was born in Canada because his dad was playing there at the time. But I think they later made their permanent home in the Dominican. As long as he didn't go to school in the US or Canada, he wouldn't be subject to the draft. (Not sure if the cutoff is high school or a certain age -- presumably Bryce Harper's parents would know, as undoubtedly they researched the possibility back in the day!)
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:40 PM

Worth noting the reverse happens too -- a kid born outside the U.S., but moves here to attend high school is draft eligible. Like Albert Pujols.
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#8 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:12 PM

He was born in Canada because his dad was playing there at the time. But I think they later made their permanent home in the Dominican. As long as he didn't go to school in the US or Canada, he wouldn't be subject to the draft. (Not sure if the cutoff is high school or a certain age -- presumably Bryce Harper's parents would know, as undoubtedly they researched the possibility back in the day!)

A ha, thank you. School, that’s it.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:14 PM

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:53 PM

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.

I felt old when Ken Griffey, Jr. broke in.
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#11 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:01 PM

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.


Are you even thirty? Sigh
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#12 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.


Just think how old you'll feel in 25 years when Vlad Guerrero III makes his debut.
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#13 TheLeviathan

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

Dude was a cute kid back in the day too.Really hope this kid makes it!


#14 The Wise One

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:07 AM

 

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.

I would guess that you do not remember Bert Blyleven's rookie year ?

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#15 Vanimal46

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:37 AM

Dude was a cute kid back in the day too. Really hope this kid makes it!


Super hazy memory here... Was he the kid that tried running out to grab the bat while there was a close play at home plate?

#16 gunnarthor

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:07 AM

 

Super hazy memory here... Was he the kid that tried running out to grab the bat while there was a close play at home plate?

Nope, that was Dusty Baker's kid. (Who I think was drafted by the Nats but isn't really a prospect).

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#17 TFRazor

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:20 AM

 

I'm really gonna like this kid

 

 

The only thing that would have made that even better would be if he would've dropped to a knee, and the ball would have bounced before he hit it. That being said, that was no cheap HR.

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#18 gunnarthor

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:59 PM

Vlad Sr. approves.

 

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#19 Sarah

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

 

I'm going to feel old when Vlad Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. make their MLB debuts.

 

I remember when I heard Delino DeShields was playing for Texas and my first thought was "Delino DeShields is still playing??" Then I realized it was his son...yes, I did feel old. 

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#20 spycake

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:39 AM

 

I remember when I heard Delino DeShields was playing for Texas and my first thought was "Delino DeShields is still playing??" Then I realized it was his son...yes, I did feel old. 

At least the father/son DeShields have 24 years separating them in age, and the elder didn't hang on very long (retired at age 33). The elder was mostly an exclusive 2B too, while the younger has been an exclusive OF in MLB. Played with different franchises as well.

 

On the other hand, the father/son Eric Young's were/are maddening to me -- only 18 years difference in age, and the elder played to age 39. Exact same positions (2B/OF), and both played 5 years with the Rockies too. Their pro careers actually overlapped by 3 years, although it was another 3 years until the younger made the majors. Not to mention, the word "young" is right there in their names! :)