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Mejores Prospectos Boricuas de las Menores



Hola saludos a todos. Aqui El Bori reportandose despues de tanto tiempo. Espero que todos esten bien.

Aqui les dejo una lista que hice con descripciones de los mejores prospectos boricuas que hay en estos momentos en las Ligas Menores de los Estados Unidos y de los cuales puede que varios lleguen a ser estrellas de las Grandes Ligas.
Las descripciones estan en ingles pero creo que es bastante entendible (si alguno tiene alguna pregunta, haganmela saber)

* Estan al azar, no hay ningun orden de preferencia.


Aaron Bates 25 years old
A third-round pick from the 2006 draft class, the 6-4 and 240lb Bates is a big, strong hitter with solid plate discipline. Aaron has plus power that's near big-league ready, but not much else. His bat-speed is suspect, which means he may flounder at higher levels if he keeps trying to hit every pitch 600ft. He'll start 2007 with the AA Sea Dogs, and he's likely to end the year in the same place: at this point he's too far down the depth chart to have much impact before 2010 or later. Because of the depth in the Sox system, Bates is a likely trade candidate, especially within the AL.


Reymond Fuentes 18 years old
The top offensive talent out of Puerto Rico has impressed a number of teams recently, including the Los Angeles Angels. Related to New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, Fuentes is a fast-twitch, excitable player with a promising line-drive bat and blazing speed. He's a free swinger, but he has good plate coverage and a lightning-quick bat speed. Only 160 pounds, Fuentes could add home-run power with more muscle mass. His range in center field is above-average, but he has a weak throwing arm.


Neftali Soto 20 years old
Puerto Rican prospect Neftali Soto is a toolsy infielder who's growing up fast in the Reds' power-packed farm system. After embarassing rookie ballers, he was moved up to A-level Dayton last year, and promptly slashed .326/.343/.500 with seven homers in just over 200 at-bats. He'll start 2009 back in A-ball, but he won't finish the season there.


Ivan DeJesus Jr. 22 years old
The Dodgers Minor League Player of the Year for 2008, DeJesus doesn't have much left to prove in the minors. Apparently inspired by Baseball America's description of him as a 'below average' hitter, DeJesus took the Southern League to task in 2008, when he swatted an eye-opening .324/.419/.423 at AA Jacksonville. The young infielder led the entire Southern League with a .419 OBP in his first AA season, testimony to his disciplined plate approach. When he makes contact, he's a hitter in the Howie Kendrick style: gap to gap line drives with excellent bat control. In the field, he has soft hands and excellent (inherited?) baseball instincts.

The Dodgers have not been afraid to pay youth in recent years, which means DeJesus could see action in the Ravine in 2009.


Reynaldo Navarro 19 years old
Reynaldo is another player who has not advanced past rookie ball. He’s a switchhitter that shows more power from the right side but has more bat control from the left. Since his game will not be his power he should stick to moving the ball around. If he develops how he is supposed to, we might have one of the top SS in the sport in this guy.


Hector Correa 21 years old
The first pitcher on this list, he missed four months last year because of a sore shoulder. Because of that, the mid 90s fastball he showed in 2007 stayed mostly in the low 90s. He also shows a good changeup and slider as his other pitches. It will be ineresting to see if his velocity returns in 2009 and he stays free from shoulder problems.


Efrain Nieves 20 years old
If you looking for a potential fast rising young pitcher in the Brewers farm system, Efrain Nieves would be a good pick. Taken as a 17 year old out of Puerto Rico, the southpaw was the Brewers 7 round pick in the 2007. He signed quickly and was able to get in 45 1/3 fairly nondescript innings in between the two rookie ball levels. While he struck people out (49 K) at an impressive enough rate, he walked (26 BB) them at an alarming one. That changed for him in 2008, pitching at the young age of 19 for Helena. Nieves posted a 4.48 ERA in 76 innings, but that wasn’t the true story of what he accomplished. He improved his control while only losing a bit of the K numbers and that led to a 6.5/1 K to BB ratio and 1.13 WHIP. The run prevention hasn't caught up with the peripheral numbers yet, he posted a 4.48 ERA, but it should eventually work it's way down.
Nieves throws a fastball that tops out in the low 90’s at this point, though there is some room for him to add to that as he grows. He compliments the fastball with a good curve and a work-in-progress changeup. Brewer fans should get a chance to see Nieves pitch up close and personal this for the Brewers new low-A ball affiliate in Appleton. If all goes well there, he could land in the pitcher friendly FSL with the Brewers High A affiliate before the end of the year. Nieves is still a ways away from the major leagues, but his mix of lot’s of strikeouts and few walks at a young age and from the left side of the mound make him as intriguing a “sleeper” for the top ranks of the system as you can find.


Javier Rodriguez 19 years old
He’s still a teenager, drafted in the second round in 2008. His first exposure to rookie ball he only hit .193, but he shows all five tools. Whether he can put them together will decide how far he advances. Despite his poor average he only had 27 K’s in 38 games so he was making contact. A good spring will give the Mets confidence to start him in low A, otherwise he will have to play in extended spring training until the Rookie leagues begin, or Javier shows the readiness to handle low A.


Luis Atilano
24 years old
At 24 in 2009, he is the second oldest player on this list. He was acquired by the Nationals in the Daryl Ward trade and had a solid year in Potomac (2.32 ERA in 15 games, 11 starts). He underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of 2006 and missed all but one game in 2007. He’s not overpowering, with a low 90s fastball, a slow upper 70s curveball and a good changeup, which will be his out pitch. If he could tone his body more the velocity could increase, but he will take another year like 2008.


Lou Montanez 27 years old
He still has rookie eligibility so he qualifies for this list. At one point when he played for the Cubs he was considered one of the top prospects in the minor leagues, but his star fell quickly. He was moved from shortstop and now plays the outfield, though his arm is pretty soft for being a hard throwing shortstop. He had a near Triple Crown year with Bowie, hitting .335 with 26 homeruns and 97 RBIs. This led to a promotion to Baltimore where he will probably be no more than a fourth outfielder. He did hit .295 in 112 at bats with three homeruns, numbers he should not be ashamed of.

Luis Cruz 19 years old
A 2008 draft pick, he only stands 5′9″ but he can hum the fastball in the low 90s, which is phenomenal for a kid. He throws a changeup but still hasn’t developed a third pitch. Without a third pitch he will end up settling into the bullpen, which may be the best place for him. He did miss the final six weeks because of elbow problems, so his innings will have to be monitored. In seven starts last year he finished with an ERA of 2.28.


Angel Morales 19 years old
He might have a name from the generic baseball player naming machine, but Twins outfielder Angel Morales isn't your typical prospect. After hitting .301/.413/.623 last year in the Appy League, the teenager will move to A-ball for 2009, and expectations couldn't be much higher. He's small but still growing, fast and getting faster, a plus fielder who's sharpening his skills every game, and did we mention the bat? He's only 19, and he'll lurk in the shadows of Revere and Hicks for a bit longer, but his 15 homers in less than 200 at-bats last year are already opening eyes wide. With a shot at being a truly elite five-tool player, he's one of the highest-ceiling speed-power threats in the Twins' stable. But keep your horses in check: he probably won't see Minnesota before 2013 or later.


Carlos Gutierrez 22 years old
The ex-Miami Hurricanes closer throws a 98mph fastball that could get even faster as he comes back from TJ surgery. His breaking ball is sub-par, but if any coaching staff can coax secondary pitches from power arms, its the wizard's guild in Minnesota. He's a couple years away from being noteworthy, but Minnesota works in mysterious ways, which means he could get a look in 2009 as a setup man.
*Jugo por PR en el Clasico Mundial 2009. Lanzo 1 entrada en 0 y poncho a 1 bateador.


Ruben Sierra Jr. 18 years old
Ruben Sierra Jr. is a 2009 OF/P with a 6′2”, 174 lb. frame from Isla Verde, PR who attends. Sierra is a super athletic baseball player with a lean athletic body. He is very good in the outfield and uses his blazing 6.38 speed to cover a lot of ground. He has a big arm in the outfield and easily reaches 93 mph from the outfield. At the plate he has good bat speed and has pop to all fields. He has easy power when centered and projects well with the bat. His game approach at the plate needs a few adjustments but he shows potential with all five tools. Definite draft follow for 2009. Good bloodlines.


Charlie Fermaint 24 years old
Fermaint is a very interesting OF who does a lot of things at the MLB level. He has at least a MLB average arm, maybe better, with nice fluid arm action. He could throw even better with more body put into the throw. He can hit, pretty low effort swing that hits line drives that get to the outfield in a hurry. Shows excellent bat speed and hitting ability. He should end up hitting the long ball at the next level. He has some room to get stronger yet. Fermaint had a bad hamstring in Ft Myers, so he did not run the 60. Watching him on the bases it looks like he can run a little when healthy.

Pronto seguire añadiendo peloteros. Si saben de algun prospecto boricua que se me haya quedado favor de notificarmelo ya que estoy haciendo una especie de documento especial para los prospectos para seguir sus carreras mas de cerca. Espero que les haya interesado la informacion y seguiremos informando jejeje

PD. Esta claro que la cantidad de peloteros que esta produciendo PR esta ahi, lo que si hay que señalar es que la calidad sigue estando ahi y muchachos como Fuentes, Soto, De Jesus y Morales de seguro seran grandes nombres en las Grandes Ligas dentro de poco y los demas tienen buenas posibilidades de hacer buenas carreras y hasta convertirse en estrellas a ese nivel.


Hector Flores dijo:
:arrow: Fantastica Info Bori :!: De todos los que nombrastes el que tiene la mejor proyeccion es "Reymond Fuentes".

Fuentes es un caballito de eso no hay duda. Ha sido comparado con Jhonny Damon y con Carlos Beltran en su familia, algo debe haber aprendido.

Soto y Morales tambien son exelentes, ambos tienen combinaciones de fuerza y velocidad. Segun he leido son candidatos a ser jugadores que pueden llegar a tener 30HR y 30RBI a nivel de Grandes Ligas.

De Jesus tiene las manos de su padre y un buen bate capaz de dar lineas a donde el le de la gana y velocidad para ser un buen robador de bases.

Gutierrez tiene mucha velocidad en su recta, todo depende de como se desarrollen sus demas lanzamientos pero si lo trabajan bien puede que se convierta en un buen abridor o que siga en su especialidad que es cerrar juegos (que bastante falta le hizo a PR un buen cerrador en el pasado Clasico).

Sierra pues la verdad, se dice que ha llegado ahi por su nombre. Pienso que no es asi, aunque el muchacho no es el mas talentoso del grupo si tiene lo suyo. Es bastante atletico y tiene un gran brazo, veremos a ver si heredo algo de su padre a la hora de batear.

La sorpresa del grupo es Aaron Bates que ni yo sabia que era "boricua". Resulta ser que su madre es puertorriqueña y que esta planificando representar a PR en el Mundial de Beisbol de este año. Tambien jugo como nativo en la PRBL como 1B y DH con los Leones de Ponce (yo pensaba que era refuerzo). Lo que tiene en contra este muchacho es el equipo donde esta ya que tiene varios prospectos adelante de el en la organizacion de Boston. Ademas ya tiene 25 años y no puede esperar mucho mas si espera hacer una buena carrera en GL. Tiene mucha fuerza y un buen guante. Veremos a ver donde lo lleva el destino.



Ya estaba a punto de aceptar una beca para estudiar y jugar en la prestigiosa Oklahoma State University (OSU), cuando finalmente llegó la oferta que estaba esperando para convertirse en pelotero profesional y seguir el legado de su familia.

Se trata del prometedor campocorto Robert Pérez Thon, quien el jueves firmó con los Nacionales de Washington, luego de dos meses de negociación con la organización que lo seleccionó en la octava ronda del sorteo de novatos de junio pasado.

“Estoy muy, muy contento y complacido, ya que conseguimos lo que estábamos buscando”, expresó Pérez, en entrevista con El Nuevo Día.

El joven de 18 años y bateador derecho, quien el viernes se reportó a la Liga de Novatos en Melbourne, Florida, manifestó que la oferta llegó en el momento preciso.

“Tenía todo preparado para irme el jueves para la universidad (OSU). Pero el miércoles por la noche los Nacionales nos llamaron y llegamos a un acuerdo. Además de que conseguimos un buen bono por firmar, tengo garantizados los estudios en cualquier universidad de los Estados Unidos que yo quiera. El dinero para estudios duplica lo que me ofrecían en la beca (OSU)”, agregó Pérez, quien informó que entre la bonificación y la garantía de estudios hay $337,500.

Sobre firmar con los Nacionales, el equipo con el peor récord en las Mayores, Pérez indicó que “es positivo porque si ellos están mal en las Grandes Ligas, su finca está igual o peor. Por lo que hay la oportunidad de subir más rápido. No hay tanta competencia. No es un equipo que tiene un Derek Jeter que hasta que no se retire no sube otro campocorto. Y yo me siento muy cómodo en el campocorto ya que es la posición que he jugado por los últimos diez años”.

“Además esta negociación la hicimos directo con el gerente general del equipo de Grandes Ligas (Mike Rizzo) y él estuvo bien interesado. Eso es una ventaja, ya que la organización sabe quien es uno, sin uno haber llegado allí”, sostuvo el joven de 6’2’’ y 180 libras.

Pérez, quien está considerado un siore de mucho poder ofensivo, tiene como su principal ídolo beisbolero al ex campocorto y actual antesalista de los Yankees de Nueva York, Álex Rodríguez, posiblemente el mejor bateador de poder de su generación.

“Soy un jugador de ese estilo, con esas características y quiero seguir sus pasos. Ese es mi jugador favorito, pero lo que soy como pelotero se lo debo a mi padre (del mismo nombre), que ha estado conmigo en el parque desde que yo era un niño. Y lo que soy como estudiante y en el aspecto social, se lo debo a mi madre (Cathy Thon, prima de los ex jugadores Dickie y Frankie Thon)”, dijo el jugador que es representado por los agentes Melvin Román y Miguel Villarán, de la firma MDR Sports.

Fuente: http://www.elnuevodia.com/nuevapromesad ... 04186.html

No habia escuchado mucho de este muchacho pero sin duda estare siguiendo su desarrollo.

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