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2013 International Free Agents (UPDATED RANKINGS + VIDEO)

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Dominican prospect Eloy Jimenez posing for cameras at the MLB sponsored Amateur Prospect League. The 16-year-old outfielder is considered by many scouts to be the top free agent available for this years July 2nd signing period.

Top 50 International Free Agents 2013

(Ages as of July 2, 2013)



1) Eloy Jimenez, OF, 6'4" 200lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Amauris Nina

Age: 16.7 years

Considered by many to be the top prospect available for the 2013 IFA class, Jimenez is a physical specimen with a major league ready body. Despite his massive frame, Jimenez is noted to have above-average speed running a 6.72 in the 60-yard dash at the recent MLB International Prospect Showcase. Possessing similar tools to Royals 2011 signing Elier Hernandez (also trained by Nina), Jimenez has a quick bat, but his swing can get long at times leading to contact issues. Given his current size at age 16, it's quite foreseeable that Jimenez will slow down some as he fills out, but his plus-plus raw power from the right side and above-average arm strength should profile just fine in an outfield corner. Jimenez regsitered a hit, two walks, and two stolen bases in three at-bats in the MLB Amateur Prospect League. It is believed he could receive a bonus in the 2.5-3mm range. The Chicago Cubs have been the team most often tied with Jimenez this spring, with the Padres, Royals, Blue Jays, and Nationals showing some interest as well.

Comparison: Jermaine Dye

IPL PRESENTA: Showcase mejores prospectos 2013 (JIMENEZ) (via Sigfried Reinoso)

2) Gleyber Torres, SS, 5'11" 184lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Ciro Barrios

Age: 16.6 years

Considered the top Venezuelan prospect in the 2013 class, Torres is a product of the Ciro Barrios camp that also trained last year's top prospect Franklin Barreto (Blue Jays). While Torres does not have Barretto's level of international success and experience on his resume, some scouts consider him to be the better overall prospect, due to his power and greater likelihood of remaining at short. Torres is a polished player with a high floor, and though he doesn't offer much projection, what he is right now is already pretty good. A smooth defender with above average arm strength and innate natural instincts on the infield, Torres is exactly what you would want in a shortstop prospect. Offensively, he has a clean swing and shows patience and a good approach at the plate. Scouts see Torres as being the type of hitter who could hit for average while adding 15-20 homeruns a year. Torres only below-average tool is his lack of pure footspeed (7.02), but he has much better range than one would expect from a player with that kind of 60-time. The Cubs are said to be the team most aggressive on him, offering a bonus as high as 2mm.

Comparison: John Valentin

Gleyber Torres - Shortstop - Venezuela (Class of 2013) (via James Hardy)

3) Leonardo Molina, OF, 6'3" 165lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Decarte

Age: 15.11 years

A potential five-tool player player who currently plays center field, Molina is an explosive athlete with a very high ceiling. One of the youngest prospects in the class, he boasts blazing speed for a player his size having been timed running the 60-yard dash in 6.49 seconds. His smooth effortless gait and strong throwing arm make it easy to project him as a future above average to plus defensive center-fielder. At the plate Molina has a nice loose swing and strong quick hands. A linedrive hitter right now, he projects to get much stronger with the potential to hit for plus power down the road. Like most players his age Molina is a little raw at the plate, and his swing can sometimes get out of control, leading to some swing-and-miss issues. Despite that, there's a whole lot to like in this present package of tools, and it will likely garner him one of the top 10 bonuses come July 2nd. The Yankees have been his most ardent suitors.

Comparison: Adam Jones

Leonardo Molina (via dplbaseball)

4) Luis Encarnacion, 3B, 6'2" 185lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Juan Herrera

Age: 15.10 years

A third baseman with a big strong athletic build, Encarnacion has the look of a future middle-of-the-order hitter and run producer. Physically imposing in the batter's box he uses simple swing mechanics, and a slight leg lift to generate plus raw power. The ball simply explodes off his bat with natural lift. Encarnacion hit one of the deepest homeruns during the MLB International Showcase. More than just a batting practice monster, Encarnacion was one of the few top prospects to perform well during games at the MLB showcase going 4-7 with a double. His barrel awareness and ability to consistently square up pitches suggest that he will not just be an all-or-nothing slugger, but a good all-around hitter. Recorded a very respectable 60 time(7.02) for a corner infielder, but not a smooth runner at all. Arm looks to be about average but accurate and online for the most part. Has the tools and bat to profile at third but is not a certainty to stick there long term. Okay moving left to right on grounders but range is only average. Reactions and hands need to improve as he seems to have difficulty with balls hit directly at him. Bat should be enough to play at first base if a position shift becomes necessary though. The Phillies are believed to have expressed the most interest, offering as much as 1mm according to a recent report out of the Dominican. The Mets, Dodgers, and Mariners have also scouted him extensively.

Comparison: Aramis Ramirez

IPL PRESENTA: Showcase mejores prospectos 2013 (ENCARNACION) (via Sigfried Reinoso)

5) Micker Adolfo Zapata, OF, 6'3" 225lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Abel Guerra

Age: 16.9 years

Considered one of the elite prospects available for July 2, Zapata's calling card is his massive power potential which rates as a 70 on a scouting scale. With his quick loose swing, he consistently puts on BP displays that leave scouts and onlookers alike in awe as he he hits bomb after bomb. Despite a mature well-developed build, with a thick lower half, Zapata is a solid runner (6.80) with the arm strength (60 rating) for an outfielder corner. Like most players his age Zapata looks raw at the plate and can be impatient at times. At present he has trouble with the pitch away, and tends to lose his lower half on off speed pitches, but all the physical tools are there to be a major offensive player. Zapata doesn't play for either the DPL or the IPL and speaks fluent English as he was born in the Virgin Islands. Reports suggest Zapata may already have been offered 1mm by the Phillies with the White Sox and Padres also showing interest in the young slugger. Sources say his trainer is looking for a bonus in the range of 1.3mm.

Comparison: Delmon Young

Pablo Ochoa Jr poncha a Miker Zapata (1) (via Pablo Alfonso Ochoa Hernández)

6) Yeltsin Gudino, SS, 6'0" 152lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: 16.5 years

A smart player with good instincts, Gudino shows the kind of feel for the game that belies his age. "He knows how to play," remarked one scout, who also noted Gudino's strong fundamentals and leadership qualities. Gudino's intangibles are off the charts, and his sound positioning and plus arm-strength help make up for his lack of pure footspeed (6.96). Already a pretty slick defensive shortstop who will make all the routine plays, if he can improve his overall range, his defense would project to plus. Gudino has a muscular athletic build. He hits from an open stance and employs a toe-tap trigger. His setup begins with an open stance, hands high and close to the body, and there is a slight bat wrap in his swing. Mostly a linedrive hitter, Gudino has very good bat speed, and shows some power to the pull side. Gudino has a wealth of experience having played for Venezuela internationally, leading the 15-and-Under team to the 2012 World Championship of Baseball. Gudino finished that tournament with an impressive line of .455/.611/.833 to go with 10rbi 1(2b) 4(3b) 10bb 3so 5sb 1cs in 8 games. Rumors have Seattle and Oakland interested in signing him. He's expected to receive a bonus in the 1mm range.

Comparison: Rich Aurillia

ACADEMIA CARLOS GUILLEN - YELTSIN GUDIÑO (via Academia Carlos Guillen)

7) Marcos Diplan, RHP, 5'11" 165lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Luis Polonia

Age: 16.10 years

Once considered the second best IFA pitcher available for July 2nd (after Mayky Perez), Diplan may not have the upside of his fellow countryman, but at present is much more advanced and polished and it is for that reason that he has surpassed Perez in many scouts eyes. Despite being only 5'11, Diplan has an slender athletic build and a free-and-easy delivery that should allow him to add at least a tick or two to his fastball which already sits 90mph consistently, and peaks at 94. He shows excellent command of the pitch and seems to be able to throw strikes at will. A fierce and hard-nosed competitor, Diplan backs up his heater with a mid-70s curveball that flashes tight spin and good depth, and an 80 mph changeup. Both pitches look very promising at this stage, with the curve having the potential to be a plus pitch down the road. That gives Diplan the basis for three average pitches or better, which for a 15-year-old is quite remarkable. Pitched well at the MLB International Showcase where he threw two shutout innings retiring all six batters he faced (three on strikeouts). He could fetch as much as 1.3mm on July 2nd, as his advanced arm and stuff could see him move quickly through a team's mionor league system.

Comparison: Kris Medlen

Marcos Diplan (via dplbaseball)

8) Mikey Edie, OF, 6'0" 165lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: 16.1 years

Edie is arguably the most well-rounded athlete available for the July 2nd free agent period. An above-average runner (6.70), with plus arm strength, and average raw power, the center fielder not only has all 5 tools but has already translated them to performance on the field. Against his own age group at the 15u World Championship he posted a line of .393/.485/.607 to go with 6rbi 2(2b) 2(3b) 2bb 3so 2sb 1cs. That should give any team signing him at least some comfort, knowing he's not quite as raw as other pure athletes. Physically resembles Austin Jackson, and like Detroit's All-Star center fielder will probably hit at the top of a lineup. At the plate Edie employs a leg raise trigger, that allows him to generate very good bat speed. Looks to pull ball and get out in front and he could be a 20-20 player depending on how the power develops. Defensively Edie could improve his reads off the bat, but looks like he should be able to handle centerfield at the next level.

Comparison: Austin Jackson

ACADEMIA CARLOS GUILLEN - MIKEY EDIE (via Academia Carlos Guillen)

9) Mayky Perez, RHP, 6'5" 210lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Adam Ramirez

Age: 16.9 years

While Perez hasn't progressed as much as scouts had hoped following his performance at the Perfect Game All-American Classic last year, he's still one of the top arms available for the July 2nd signing period. Extra large and projectable frame with long loose limbs. Only 15-years-old, Perez has the kind of size that scouts love in their pitching prospects. He has sound mechanics and throws the ball free and easy out of a 3/4 arm slot. Right now Perez' primary pitch is a fastball that consistently sits in the 86-90mph range, topping out at 93, with more to come. The pitch has natural downhill life with occasional arm side run down in the zone. Perez is a confident and competitive pitcher who likes to pound the strikezone. At times he has a tendency to overthrow and can also become too reliant on his heater, which leads him to either loose his command or get hit around. Perez' 74mph curveball is his best present offspeed pitch. It has tight rotation with hard biting action; and could be a plus pitch in the future. He shows some feel for a chanegup which flashes deception and movement, but it's not a major weapon at this stage. With his size and arm strength Perez, who currently plays in the DPL, is considered by most scouts to be the top pitcher available for July 2. His trainer is said to be looking for a bonus over 1.2mm.

Comparison: Alexei Ogando

Mayky Perez - 2013 Perfect Game National Showcase (Gold vs. Red) Part 1 (via James Hardy)

10) Rafael Devers, 3B, 6'0" 185lbs, L/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Javier/Santini

Age: 16.9 years

Lefty hitting third basemen are a pretty rare breed, but they are also an illustrious group that includes the likes of George Brett, Wade Boggs, Robin Ventura, Eric Chavez, Graig Nettles, and Eddie Matthews. Suffice it to say the 16-yearold Devers will have to overcome some serious odds to join such distinguished company, but it helps that he's already considered the best pure hitter in the July 2nd free agent class. Physically, Devers' strong athletic build and pretty left-handed swing mechanics make one think of Robinson Cano. Like Cano, Devers projects to be a great all-around hitter with the ability to hit for both power and average. He has a mature approach at the plate and sees the ball well. His bat speed is outstanding for his age and he can easily handle 90mph velocity. Devers has great balance at the plate and does a good job incorporating his lower half in his swing, but his swing tends to get longer when looking to lift. He has about average speed (7.08) for a corner infielder but will have to work hard to maintain quickness as he fills out even more. Right now he profiles well at the hot corner with a very strong arm (87mph) and soft hands. Some scouts question how much power he'll hit for, but 15-20 homerun power with a high average looks achievable. He's also not a guarantee to stick at third, but second or the outfield are both solid options, and the bat should play fine there. Plays with some swagger to his game. Devers peformed well at the MLB sponsored Amateur Prospect League going 2-4 with a walk and a run in 4 at bats. He was connected with the Red Sox early on, and while they're still he's most likely landing spot, other suitors have emerged, notably, the A's, Yankees, and Rangers.

Comparison: Daniel Murphy

IPL PRESENTA: Showcase mejores prospectos 2013 (DEVERS) (via Sigfried Reinoso)

11) Greifer Andrade, OF, 6'1" 186lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Douglas Aguiar

Age: 16.5 years

There are some scouts who consider Andrade the best Venezuelan prospect among this group of soon-to-be free agents. While I'm not in agreement with them, a convincing argument could certainly be made. Not quite the athlete that Jimenez or Zapata project to be Andrade has just enough speed (6.90) and arm strength (5 rating) for an outfield corner where his plus raw power should profile just fine. What stands out most about Andrade is his size and strength compared to his age group. He has a big large frame that could still add muscle as he matures and scouts think he has a good chance to hit. Andrade has excellent batspeed and he gets very good extension on his swing. An aggressive hitter, he often looks to pull the ball, which can cause his swing to get long at times. He's strong enough though that he shouldn't have to pull the ball to hit it a long way, but he'll learn that in time. Andrade has all the tools to become a power-hitting corner outfielder at the next level. Unlike Jimenez and Zapata, he has already shown he can dominate in games against his own age group, leading the 15-and-Under World Championship of Baseball in homeruns with 2. In 8 games for Venezuela he posted an impressive line of .500/.517/.917 14rbi 4(2b) 2bb 4so. He has been connected to Seattle and should be in line for of more than 1mm.

Comparison: George Bell

Greifer Andrade - Outfield - Venezuela (Class of 2013) (via James Hardy)

12) Jen-Ho Tseng, RHP, 6'1 200, Taiwan

Trainer: N/A

Age: 18.8 years

The star of the Taiwanese Junior National Team, Tseng has a wealth of international experience and is pretty physically mature for an 18-year-old. While that might mean there isn't a whole lot of projection left in his frame, he already brings plenty of now stuff. Tseng throws his fastball in the 91-93 mph range with a peak of 95. He compliments the pitch with a hard-breaking curveball, a potentially plus changeup, and a solid slider. He throws all of his pitches from a 3/4 delivery which gives them excellent movement and life. There's also a slight hesitation in his delivery like many pitchers from Asia, which adds deception. Tseng was the only high school player picked for Taiwan's squad in the 2013 WBC. He pitched an inning of relief against New Zealand striking out two and walking 1. In the 2012 World Junior Baseball Championship he was superb going 3-0, with a 0.84era and and 22 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings against Canada, South Korea and Colombia. Sources indicate his handlers could be looking for as much as 2mm.

Comparison: Hiroki Kuroda

12/2/2012 Korea VS Taiwan 18:30PM Game Jen-Ho Tseng (via 용민 김)

13) Luis Asuncion, OF, 6'3" 180lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Nube

Age: 16.4 years

Lean projectable build with some thickness to lower half. Average runner, but faster than his 60 time (7.07). Massive kid, but should be able to handle left field. Bat would profile anywhere regardless. Plus raw arm strength, with quick release. Easy power, obvious strength in hands, gets good extension. Balanced approach at the plate with a nice consistent swing path. Simple swing, makes contact. Leg lift trigger. Patient approach in games, has an idea. Hit 19 homeruns at the DPL Power Showcase. Huge power potential, can really drive the ball, but doesn't sellout to pull and lift the ball. Lets the ball get deep and drives it to all parts of the field. Impressed scouts with his showing in the MLB Amateur Prospect League where he went 3 for 7 with a homerun, two rbi, a walk, and a stolen base.

Comparison: Jorge Soler

Luis Asuncion (via dplbaseball)

14) Jose Herrera, C, 5'11" 177lbs, S/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Felix Olivo

Age: 16.4 years

One of the top catching prospects for July 2nd, Herrera is known more for his bat than his glove. The young backstop was one of Venezuela's best hitters at the 15-and-under World Championship, posting a line of .455/.571/.636 with 11 runs 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 8rbi in 8 games. He came up especially big in the championship game against Cuba, leading his team to victory on the back of 3 hits, 3 runs, and 3 rbi. The switch hitting Herrera is purported to have a polished approach at the plate with excellent contact ability as evidenced by his 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio at the Worlds. From the right side his swing is shorter and more compact. Left-handed there is more loft in his swing, and he gets out in front of the ball. Herrera doesn't have a lot projection left, with a thick lower half, and a small frame, so he likely will not hit for more than average power. Defensively, the converted infielder may not have the greatest physique or athleticism, but he's a smart cerebral player who will be able to make the most of the tools he has including his above average arm-strength. One of the players Houston has been targeting with their huge bonus pool.

Comparison: Johnny Estrada

Jose Herrera - Catcher - Venezuela (Class of 2013) (via James Hardy)

15) Lewin Diaz, 1B/OF, 6'3" 195lbs, L/L, Dominican Republic

Trainer: William Valdez

Age: 16.9 years

A long-limbed and thickly built outfielder, Diaz offers very little projection, but also doesn't need very much more. He is already close to physically mature with plenty of now strength, and his carrying tool just happens to be his plus raw left-handed power. Diaz is able to generate tremendous power without having the greatest pure bat speed, but simply through strength and leverage. He maintains a balanced approach at the plate, and does not sell out to pull or lift the ball. Diaz swing is simple and repeatable. He uses a leg lift trigger and his plate setup is reminiscent of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Diaz gets good extension on his swing and has demonstrated the ability to handle 88-91mph velocity and average offspeed stuff. He stands out among other Dominican prospects for his ability to translate his hitting tools to games. He plays outfield right now but is a below average runner (7.6) lacking the range for even a corner position. Diaz has above average arm strength but will likely end up at first base in pro ball. His combination of plus power and arm-strength should make him one of the top names available for July 2. Minnesota has been following him closely all spring, with the Yankees and Royals also trying to get in on the action.

Comparison: Chris Davis

Lewin Diaz-OF 2013 Dominican Prospect League (via dplbaseball)

16) Nestor Tejada, OF, 5'10" 180lbs, L/L, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: 16.2 years

He's not a tremendously smooth or fast runner (7.00), he's small and stocky without a whole lot of projection, and his fringe average arm screams left field profile, but what Tejada can do is hit the baseball, and at present he does it as good as anyone in the July 2nd class. A left-handed hitter with a short compact swing, Tejada brings an aggressive approach to the plate without being undisciplined. He has excellent bat speed, and always seems to square up the ball. There is a slight wrap in his swing, but he's able to compensate for it with his ultra quick hands. Tejada employs a leg lift trigger, which helps him generate at least average power despite the lack of leverage from his frame. More of a game player than a showcase player, Tejada has a strong record of performance in international competitions. Named a tournament all-star at the 15-and-Under World Championship of Baseball after hitting a ridiculous .520/.629/.1080 in 25ab to go with 2hr 13rbi 4(3b) 4bb 5so 4sb 0cs. He will have to continue to hit that way in pro-ball as he projects to be an average defender at best. Near the top of Houston's list of international free agents.

Comparison: Melky Cabrera

ACADEMIA CARLOS GUILLEN - NESTOR TEJADA (via Academia Carlos Guillen)

17) Anderson Franco, SS/3B, 6'1 182, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Rob Plummer

Age: 15.10 years

Physically mature build with extra thick lower half. Average to below average runner (7.00) and clearly lacks range and footwork for short. Only fifteen, he will definitely outgrow the position if he hasn't already. Profiles better at third with his strong arm (5 rating) and soft hands, though he lacks ideal size for the corner infield. Offensively his bat should be able to handle the position shift. He has a simple approach. Starts from an open stance with a slight leg lift to close. Small load, very quiet without a lot of movement in his set up. Generates power from his lower half. Good weight transfer to his back leg. Flat swing stays in the zone a long time. Strength in hands and forearms. Aggressive hitter who attacks the baseball. Pull oriented approach. Best power to left. Good looking young hitter, who could hit for at least average power. In the MLB Amateur Prospect League he ended up 1 for 4 with a triple in 1 game played. The Nationals are the team most often connected to Franco, but don't count out the Padres or Mets who also like him and have larger bonus pools.

Comparison: Jhonny Peralta

IPL PRESENTA: Showcase mejores prospectos 2013 (FRANCO) (via Sigfried Reinoso)

18) Carlos Herrera, SS, 6'0" 145lbs, L/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Joan Ocanto

Age: 16.9 years

Very athletic. Above average runner with quick feet. Moves very well on the infield. Tries to pull the ball too much but that can be corrected. Good idea at the plate. Doesn't project to hit for much power, but solid contact skills. Top-of-the-order type of hitter, who projects to stay up the middle.

Comparison: Evereth Cabrera

CARLOS JUNIOR HERRERA (via alejandro rodriguez)

19) Michael De Leon, SS/3B, 6'1" 160lbs, S/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Valentin Moreno

Age: 16.5 years

De Leon is similar to prospect Frandy de la Rosa (Cubs), a July 2 free agent from 2012 who also trained with Valentin Moreno. Like de la Rosa, De Leon is also a switch hitting shortstop however he is not quite as advanced as his fellow country man. Though he currently plays short, his below average speed (7.18) and range prefigures a move to second or third. Second base looks more likely at this point because while De Leon's throws across the infield are accurate his arm-strength may not be ideal for third. It also depends on how much power he eventually develops. Only 16, with a wiry frame, that strength could still be developed, and he would certainly be more valuable at third than at second if he could somehow make it work. De Leon registered two doubles and a walk in 10 at bats in the MLB Amateur Prospect League.

Comparison: Carlos Baerga

Michael Deleon (via dplbaseball)

20) Yeffri Deaza, SS, 6'0" 170lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Nube

Age: 16.5 years

De Aza is a sure handed middle infielder with a ton of offensive potential. A solid runner (6.89), he possesses the range and hands to stay up the middle though his average arm strength may profile better at second long term. Should he have to move to the right side of the bag, his exceptional hitting tools should still allow him to become an above average regular at the position. De Aza's bat stands out and really projects despite his seemingly modest size. He has explosive bat speed and a whippy swing that allows him to put a charge into the baseball. Hits some very hard line drives, and looks like he'll hit for at least average power in the future. His overall approach could use some refinement as he has a big load and a slight bat wrap in his swing. Played 2 games in the APL and went 1 for 6 with a double, an rbi, and a walk.

Comparison: Juan Uribe

Yeffri Deaza (via dplbaseball)

21) Rene Pinto, C, 5'10" 160lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Jaime Torres

Age: 16.8 years

Prototypical catcher's build, short compact, very good present strength. Solid athlete with average 60 time (7.20) for the position. Excellent receiving skills and very strong arm (82mph), his 1.95 pop time is well above average for his age. Catching fundamentals are advanced. He looks like he's had excellent instruction. Good baseball bloodlines. Father Rene Sr. (also a right-handed hitting catcher), played 7 years in the Yankees system in the early 90s hitting .277/.324/.439 for his minor league career. Pinto's trainer, Jaime Torres, played with his father with New York's Double-A affiliate. Rene Jr. has much more power at the plate than his father, but employs a deep hand load. Has the tools and pedigree to be a top-level defensive catcher, and the power bat is a bonus

Comparison: Russell Martin

22) Jefferson Mejia, RHP, 6'7" 220lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Edgar Mercedes

Age: 17.12 years

Mejia's age may be in question but his ability and size isn't. With his massive extra large frame he's an intimidating presence out to the mound. Fastball sits 91-93 with good downward plane. Can get both righties and lefties out with a nasty 74-75mph changeup that falls off the table. Also throws a solid curveball at 75-76. His mechanics are fairly sound for someone his size and he seems to have the athleticism to repeat his delivery. Was declared ineligible to sign for one year by MLB after lying about his age. He claimed to be 16 when he was apparently 17. He will be allowed to sign on April 4th.

Comparison: Aaron Harang

Jefferson Mejia (via MrFelixp01)

23) Jeramias Portorreal, OF, 6'2" 180lbs, L/L, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Banana

Age: 15.10 years

The youngest player in the 2013 international free agent class, Portorreal has pretty swing mechanics from the left side and an advanced feel for hitting. One of the best left handed approaches among the young Dominican players available for July. Fast whippy swing and good weight transfer. Looks like he could develop into a very good all-around hitter down the road with the potential to hit for power as well as average. He looks to be a future left fielder or first baseman defensively so his bat will have to carry.

Comparison: Michael Brantley

Jeremias Portorreal (via dplbaseball)

24) Roni Tapia, 3B, 6'3" 175lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Banana

Age: 16.3 years

Big rangy infielder with impressive tools. Long and lean body with much projection remaining. Speed is above average to plus for size (6.89-60) with a long effortless gait. Gliding actions at third, moves really smoothly on the infield. Throwing arm also projects to above average or plus. I hate to make this comparison, but reminds me a little of A-Rod at the hot corner with his size and build. Could possibly play short with his actions as well, but given his size and his current age, is likely to outgrow it sooner rather than later. Young and inexperienced but shows good foundation and instruction. Simple and balanced hitting approach that is likely to carry over into games. Excellent bat speed with projectable power. Lots of linedrives and hard contact right now.

Comparison: Jeff Cirillo

Roni Tapia (via dplbaseball)

25) Yimmelvyn Alonzo, SS, 6'1" 185lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Edwin Sabater

Age: 16.3 years

A potential power hitting shortstop, Alonzo has a medium athletic build with present strength. He hits from an open stance, with a leg lift trigger and a deep load. Alonzo is an aggressive hitter with good batspeed. He swings hard and can put a charge into the ball. Swing can get long at times, but he has plus raw power right now. A 6.94 runner, his arm and range may profile better at second base, especially as he fills out more. If he can stick at short he has all-star potential with the bat, at second he's average to slightly above average. Went 1 for 3 with 1 rbi and a strikeout in the APL.

Comparison: Alex Gonzalez

Prospecto: Alonzo, Yimmelvyn. (via El Will Fr)

26) Joan Mauricio, SS, 6'2" 150lbs, L/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Nelson Montes de Oca

Age: 16.8 years

Rail thin shortstop with wiry build and long loose limbs. Physically immature and needs to tack on weight. Shouldn't outgrow position despite size. He could put on up to 30 pounds and still be at ideal weight. Smooth gliding actions at short. Nice hands and strong arm, capable of making plays deep in the hole. Comfortable going to his right, shows range. No sixty time available, but looks to be about a 5 runner. Not a burner, but moves well in stride. Shows very good bat speed at the plate and surprising power. Mostly a linedrive hitter, but projects for more as he adds strength. Toe-tap trigger, no stride, small pull back load. Balanced stance, slightly upright with a medium base. Good bat to ball ability. High waist gives him leverage in swing, uses his lower half well. Gets good extension on swing. Did not see from right side. Currently plays for team Red in the IPL. Blue Jays have connection with trainer Montes de Oca who also trained prospect Rolando Segovia, but Houston is apparently in the lead to acquire his services.

Comparison: Didi Gregorious

IPL PRESENTA: Showcase mejores prospectos 2013 (MAURICIO) (via Sigfried Reinoso)

27) Bryan Lizardo, 3B, 6'1" 185lbs, S/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Fausto Garcia

Age: 15.11 years

A physically mature solidly built third baseman, Lizardo shows impressive raw power particularly from the left side of the plate. A switch hitter right now, many scouts feel he should give up hitting right handed as he looks mechanical from that side of the batters box and shows very little rythmn. Displays much more offensive potential from the port side with very good bat speed and power projection. Defensively, Lizardo is without a doubt the best third baseman eligible for July 2, and argubaly the best defender at any position. He has outstanding hands at third base and fields the ball with confidence. Lizardo has excellent instincts at the hot corner, a strong accurate arm, and advanced footwork for a player so young. Only fifteen years old, Lizardo won't be eligible to sign a contract until he turns 16 on July 26.

Comparison: Hank Blalock

Bryan Lizardo (via dplbaseball)

28) Virgilio Jose Almonte, OF, 6'4" 205lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Jaime Ramos

Age: 16.9 years

Jose Almonte is a strong large bodied prospect with pro-typical right-field tools on both offense and defense. Only 7.27 runner, he has plus raw arm strength though his lack of great mobility and his sheer size might eventually take him to first base. Offensively Almonte has a fluid and loose right-handed swing and he creates a lot of leverage with his size. He maintains pretty good balance at the plate, and looks comfortable taking the ball to the opposite field with authority. There are rumors that Texas has offered him as much as 1.5mm, while the White Sox and Yankees also appear to be in the running for his services.

Comparison: Jeff Francouer

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29) Lucas Tirado, SS/2B, 6'2" 175lbs, S/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Jaime Ramos

Age: 16.7 years

Big rangy shortstop with a wiry projectable build. Room to add strength. Athletic but a below average runner (7.00). Looks to have a decent pair of hands but throwing arm is average to slightly below. May eventually outgrow position. Doesn't show good actions on the infield, and probably moves to the outfield which will put pressure on the bat. At the plate Tirado has a surprisingly polished hitting approach for such a young player, displaying excellent balance and a keen batting eye. Tirado flashes excellent bat speed from both sides of the plate, though his swing is a little more compact and quick from the left side. He's shown the ability to handle some of the better young pitchers stateside. Mostly a line-drive hitter, his swing doesn't project for much power. Currently playing in the Domincan Prospect League. Tirado has received strong interest from the Dodgers and the Angels, with the Royals (who have much more bonus pool money to spend) a recent pop up candidate to sign him as well.

Comparison: Ben Zobrist

LucasTirado (via dplbaseball)

30) Willy Castro, SS, 6'0" 150lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Luis Martinez

Age:16.2 years

Castro grew up around baseball. His father, Lilian, currently works in the Mets organization. He's a good hitter, arm is average but it can be improved with strength gains. Runs bases well, and has some power. Solid fielder with good actions. Cleveland is interested in him, but reports say he is looking for $825,000 to $900,000. Really stood out at the MLB Amateur Prospect League where he went 3 for 4 with a double 2 walks, and two stolen bases.

Comparison: Omar Infante

Willy Castro prospecto (via anthony samboy)

31) Obispo Aybar-Lara, SS, 6'0" 165lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Jaime Ozuna

Age: 16.4 years

Previously ranked second overall in the 2013 international free agent class, Aybar-Lara is a 6.53 runner with plus arm strength on the infield. Displays excellent range to his left side and the potential for average power in his lean and and wiry frame. Aybar-Lara has dropped all the way out of the top 30 in my rankings after it was revealed that he had lied about his age, and was in fact 18-years-old. By trying to deceive major league baseball he has further complicated his prospect status since he will likely be suspended for 1 year. This means that he will be 20-years-old before he will be able to play in a team's minor league system, and while he has exceptional tools, he's going to be fighting an uphill developmental battle given how raw his game already is. A team will likely give him a chance, after all, athletic five tool players with the actions to stay up the middle don't just grow on trees. However he is not likely to command the high 7 figure bonus many were expecting him to receive, but a bonus in the low six figures isn't completely out of the question either.

Comparison: Adeiny Hechavarria

Obispo Aybar Lara - Dominican July 2 Prospect (via arodriguez12946)

32) Wilson Amador, SS, 6'1" 160lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: 9 Diamonds

Age: 16.6 years

Prototypical middle infielder with lean athletic build and some present strength. Quick twitch type of athlete with long sloping shoulders. Solid runner (6.89) who moves well laterally on the infield. Good potential. Currently plays in the IPL. Amador was tied earlier in the spring to the Astros, who possess the largest international bonus pool, but one should not count out the Braves, Blue Jays, or Red Sox, who are also bearing down on this prospect.

Comparison: Julio Lugo

33) Luis Torrealba, C, 6'0" 205lbs, L/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Ciro Barrios

Age: 16.9 years

Similar physical profile to 2012 catching prospect Deivi Grullon (Phillies), Torrealba has a thick mature build with plenty of present strength. Well regarded for his contact ability and plus raw power for a catcher, his defense must improve if he is to stay at the position long term. Torrealba is an above average runner (7.00) for a backstop, however he's not overly quick behind the plate and his footwork is considered poor. Defensively, his arm is his best tool, but it comes off as average in games due to a slow release, recording sub par pop times of 2.10 at the recent MLB Showcase. Lefty-hitting catchers with usable power are always a valuable commodity.

Comparison: Miguel Montero

34) Luis Enrique Barrios, LHP, 6'3" 190lbs, Colombia

Trainer: Javier Diaz Montano

Age: 16.4 years

Tall slender lefty with a wiry frame, and a long loose arm. Young looking body with lots of room for projection. High 3/4 delivery with quick clean arm stroke. Nice balance on delivery. Repeats well. Impressive young arm that can get it up to 92 already with more to come, but sits around 86-88 on the fastball. Locates the pitch well to both sides. Slider at 84mph flashes good tilt at times, but he tends to get around it. I would be shocked if he wasn't throwing in the mid 90s some day. Similar pitcher to fellow July 2 lefty Gabriel Nogeura. Noguera has more experience and instruction, but I like Barrios smoother delivery and better overall projection.

Comparison: Felix Doubrant

Luis Enrrique Barrios Lobaton -PDBV.MOV (via Javier Diaz Montaño)

35) Freddy Rodriguez, OF, 6'1" 180lbs, L/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: 16.7 years

Lefty batter who can really hit. Not an overly toolsy athlete, he has average speed (6.9) and arm strength, but his throws are accurate and on line and he plays a solid left field. Makes a lot of contact and can really square up a baseball. Might hit for average power down the line. The Red Sox are rumored to be very interested in this polished hitter.

Comparison: Frank Catalanotto

Academia Carlos Guillen - Freddy Rodriguez Bateando (via Academia Carlos Guillen)

36) Christhian Vasquez, OF, 5'11" 180lbs, L/L, Venezuela

Trainer: Renen Ramos

Age: 16.9 years

Like Rodriguez, not a standout athlete, and Vasquez physical tools are somewhat underwhelming. He's also an average runner maybe slightly below at (7.01) with a fringe average arm that should put him in left field. Where Vasquez shines is in the batters box, where he displays a very good hit tool. He has a smooth easy swing and an advanced approach at the plate. One of the better pure hitters in the class, he is ranked below Rodriguez because his frame projects for less power and he's slightly less mobile. Kansas City is the team most often associated with Vasquez.

Comparison: Ryan Kalish

37) Yeyson Yrrizarri, SS, 6'0" 175lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Ruddy Santini

Age: 16.5 years

Quickly moving up the international free agent rankings this spring was the nephew of former big league infielder Deivi Cruz. The bloodlines are there for Yrizarri and he has a strong athletic build. A the plate he displays a good approach, with a short compact swing, geared towards hitting the ball up the middle and to the opposite field. Yrizarri has average to slightly above average arm strength and a decent pair of hands, but given his build and lack of overall footspeed (7.01) he is likely to move off short, to either third base or second. Sources have tabbed him as going to either the Rangers, Royals, Red Sox, or Padres for a bonus approaching 1.2mm.

38) Edward Pena, OF, 6'1" 200lbs, L/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Chiqui Mejia

Age: 16.9 years

An energetic and enthusiastic player who has fun on the field, Pena has a sweet swing and tons of raw power though his approach can sometimes be inconsistent. Shows in-game power right now. Swing reminiscent of Curtis Granderson's complete with swing-and-miss tendencies. Other tools don't really stand out much. Bat and power will have to carry. The ball really carries well when he squares it up. Very strong accurate throwing arm.

Eduard Pena (via dplbaseball)

39) Felix Osorio, 3B/OF, 6'3" 190lbs, R/R, Domincan Republic

Trainer: Jose Guerrero

Age: 16.7 years

A wiry projectable athete with long loose limbs. Big time power projection, and it's easy power. Simple approach at the plate. Stays balanced. Leg lift trigger. Gets good extension on swing. Ball explodes off contact. Not a great athlete a (7.33 runner) with a fringe average arm. Left field or first base profile. Power will be his calling card. Won the DPL POWER SHOWCASE in November hitting a total of 22 homeruns (9 in the wood bat round and 13 in the aluminum round.)

Comparison: Glenallen Hill

Felix Osorio OF 16 yrs (via Alba Vargas)

40) Carlos Hiciano, SS, 6'2" 175lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Decarte

Age: 16.8 years

Very raw high level athlete with good present strength. Extremely mobile (6.59) with plus arm strength but at present his actions on the infield leave much to be desired. Might look better at third base or more likely centerield where he can let his natural athleticism play. Actual baseball skills need a lot of work and refinement. Bat speed plays, but swing can get a little mechanical. The Astros, Braves, and Mets have all shown interest.

Comparison: Jacoby Jones

Carlos Hiciano (via dplbaseball)

41) Smaykin Gonzalez, SS, 6'2" 183lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Josue Herrera

Age: 16.9 years

Gonzalez was first brought to my attention by George Ortiz, the former international adviser to the Angels and Pirates, who spoke very highly of him. Ortiz describes Gonzalez as a 5-tool player with above average to plus speed, and average arm strength. He has excellent body control and will make all the routine plays, but his actions may profile better in the outfield. Ortiz is one of the few scouts who favors Gonzalez slightly ahead of countryman Aybar-Lara, noting that he likes his swing better and thinks it projects for more power at the next level. There is not a lot of info on Gonzalez yet with the MLB Scouting Beureau, but he's sure to be a name to keep an eye on heading into July 2. He is also apparently garnering early interest from the White Sox and Royals, as he practices close to their to their training facilities in the Dominican.

Comparison: BJ Upton

42) Ricardo Sanchez, LHP, 5'11" 160lbs, Venezuela

Trainer: N/A

Age: 15.11 years

MVP for the winning Venezuelan team at the 15u World Championship in Mexico after finishing the tournament 1-0 with a 1.50era 6ip 3h 3bb 7so. Only 15 with a looseness and a projectable build. He is already able to throw his fastball 88-89 from, and one can easily imagine him gaining a few ticks in velocity and sitting in the low 90s. He compliments that pitch with a pretty good curveball that he uses for strikeouts. Considered by some scouts to be the top pitcher from Venezuela in 2013, Sanchez can show some wildness at times, but that's not unexpected at his age.

Comparison: Wandy Rodriguez

43) Dayan Perez Olmo, OF/MIF, 5'11" 160lbs, S/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Valentin Monero

Age: 16.7 years

Smaller in size but a very strong. Quick twitch 5-tool athlete with plus-plus speed (6.55-60) and a centerfield profile. Arm strength is excellent. Flashes good bat speed. Displays some power right-handed, more of a slap hitter as a lefty. Top of the order type of hitter with gap pop. Was named co-MVP of the DPL All-Star game after going 3 for 4, with 2 triples, and 3 rbi.

Comparison: Emilio Bonifacio

Dayan Olmo-OF MVP of DPL POWER SHOWCASE Tournament (via dplbaseball)

44) Hector Luis Martinez, SS, 6'0" 170lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Abraham Ramirez

Age: 16.8 years

Runs a 6.6 in the 60-yard dash and shows surprising power during BP. Nice foot work and smooth actions on the infield and a strong arm. Feet and hands work well. Toe-tap trigger, wraps the bat a bit prior to swing. Good bat speed, but has a tendency to try to pull the ball.

Comparison: Jason Bartlett

2013 DPL Prospect: Hector Luis Martinez-SS (via dplbaseball)

45) Ronald Rosario, OF, 6'2" 160lbs, L/L, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Cachaza/Valera

Age: 16.4 years

Very good defensive outfielder with athletic actions and a strong accurate throwing arm. Charges the ball well and has a short quick release. Young and very projectable. He flashes excellent bat speed and squares the ball up consistently but his swing could use some refinement.

Comparison: Gerardo Parra

Ronald Rosario (via dplbaseball)

46) Ihan Bernal, C/3B, 6'0" 190lbs, L/R, Panama

Trainer: Emilio Sempris

Age: 16.9 years

Bernal is an athletic young catcher with with all the tools to stick at the position. A solid runner for a backstop (7.2) he has quick feet and moves well behind the plate. Defensively, Bernal's greatest asset is his plus arm strength (82 mph), which figures to get even better as he physically matures. His recorded pop time of 1.95 at the MLB International Showcase was tied for the best among the catchers, and his best reported time of 1.89, is outstanding for a 16-yeard-old. Bernal's strong defensive profile has garnered comparison's to fellow Panamanian catcher Carlos Ruiz of the Phillies. He is a smooth receiver and sound blocker, whose baseball fundamentals are well advanced for his age. At the plate Bernal has a short simple swing, tailor made for contact. Spread stance, balanced through the ball, he can hit the ball to all fields. Not sure how much power there will be, but he sure looks like he could hit for some average. Bernal has excellent bloodlines and comes from a baseball family. His eldest brother Iosif Bernal, an outfielder, signed with the Braves in 2011 and hit .259/.382/.360 in his debut with their DSL team, while his father Iosif Bernal Sr. played for the Dodgers' DSL affiliate in the early 90s. Bernal's transition to North America should not be as difficult as most Latin prospects as he's already bilingual, having attended the Canadian International school in his native Panama.

Comparison: Dioner Navarro

Ihan Bernal singles to CF in PROBEIS (via playpreneur)

47) Johnny Sims, OF, 6'3" 175lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Banana

Age: 16.8 years

Another toolsy young outfielder from the DR, Sims is long and lean with a lot of room to tack on strength and weight, both of which he lacks. Sims' very sound and balanced hitting mechanics benefited him in game action when he was able to stay behind an outside fastball and drive it over the right fielder's head. He's a 6.64 runner and if he can gain some strength, he could develop into a very interesting prospect

Comparison: John Mayberry Jr.

Johnny Sims (via dplbaseball)

48) Erling Moreno, RHP, 6'3" 190lbs, Colombia

Trainer: Javier Diaz Montano

Age 16.5 years

Strong athletic build with present strength. Wide shoulders and thick lower half. Fastball 86-87mph with projection. Low effort delivery, 3/4 with good downward plane. Does a good job locating the fastball. Shows good control.

Comparison: Ernesto Frieri

Erling Moreno Colombia 2013 III (via erling enrique moreno alvarez)

49) Andres Sanchez, RHP, 6'5" 190lbs, Venezuela

Trainer: Occidental Deportiva

Age: 16.9 years

Long slender build with lots of projection. Ideal pitchers build. Loose arm, but mechanics are inconsistent. Long arm circle in back with a slight hitch in his extended high three quarter delivery. Very raw. Still growing into body and learning his mechanics. Fastball only in the low to mid 80s right now but there's a lot more velocity to unlock there. Hard worker, willing to learn. High leg kick, with physical profile similar to pitchers Orlando Hernandez or Jose Contreras. Very much a work in progress but has the kind of frame and loose arm that scouts can dream on. Fastball appears pretty straight. Doesn't locate the pitch well to the arm side, better to the glove side. Slider lacks firmness.

Comparison: James McDonald

ANDRÉS SÁNCHEZ RHP OCCIDENTAL DEPORTIVA (via OccidentalDeportiva)

50) Rafelin Nunez Guzman, C, 6'1" 195lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Chiqui Mejia

Age: 16.0 years

One of the youngest players available for July 2, Guzman is strong with an ideal catcher's build. Very athletic and light on his feet, he moves well behind the plate. Guzman will have easy plus arm strength when he matures and his catch and throw mechanics are already very polished and repeatable. His pop times to second base have ranged from 1.90 and 1.99 seconds. Guzman's defence is ahead of his offence at this point, but he has the strength and batspeed to improve in that area.

Rafelin Guzman (via dplbaseball)

Others to Know

35) Gabriel Noguera, LHP, 6'2" 173lbs, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: N/A

Dropped down all the way from 35th in my rankings to the honorable mention list after it was discovered he had falsified his age to major league baseball. The discovery comes with a one year suspension, and likely means that he's not as projectable as scouts imagined when they thought he was only 16. Pretty close to physical maturity right now. Still should get signed, as big lefties who throw in the low 90s don't grow on trees, but likely a low figure bonus at this point. Large frame with an athletic build, looks heavier than listed weight. Arm works well. Clean low-effort delivery. Noguera pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a long loose arm. Velocity is up and down at times, but can sit anywhere from the low to high 80s, with a peak of 93 on the fastball. The pitch shows excellent life but his command and control seem erratic at times. Slows his arm down noticeably on the curve which sits low 70s, pitch lacks firmness at present. Pitched at the 15u World Championship for Venezuela throwing 5 scoreless innings with 2 walks 1 hit and 10 strikeouts.

Comparison: Domaso Marte

ACADEMIA CARLOS GUILLEN - GABRIEL NOGUERA (via vicarodi)

Ozhaino Albies, SS, 5'7" 133lbs, S/R, Curacao

Trainer: Osgarry Albies

Age: 16.6 years

Small scrappy middle infielder with excellent range and speed (6.75). Average arm strength may see him move to second base. At the plate he's a contact hitter, who will hit a lot of ground balls and rightfully so as his home to first time is consistently 4.4 seconds, and should lead to a lot of infield hits.

Comparison: Joey Cora

Luis Tejada, LHP, 6'2" 185lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Franklin Ferreira

Age: 19.6 years

One of the older prospects available for July 2nd, Tejada is a late blooming lefty pitcher in the mold of Luis Constante, who signed with Cincinnati recently for $725,000 as an over-age prospect. Like Constante, the 19-year-old Tejada is tall and projectable, and has really developed over the past year to fulfill that projection. He now features an intriguing power arsenal that includes a fastball that sits in the 90-93 range with a peak of 95, with a sharp 83-84mph slider, and a fringe-average changeup at 82-83mph. Tejada is described as having a smooth delivery. His command and control grade out at 5 presently with a future 6 projection. Is likely to get a bonus range of $500,000 or close to what Constante received.

Chakiro Pina, LHP, 6'0" 175lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: N/A

Age: 16.3 years

Pina has a young athletic build and a quick loose arm. Fastball has very nice natural cutting action at 83-85. Breaks a lot of bats with the movement on that pitch. Pina also gets hard spin and big depth on an upper-60s curveball, so there is no doubt about his ability to spin the ball.

Edery Cuello, LHP, 6'1" 160lbs, Domincan Republic

Trainer: N/A

Age: 16.8 years

Smallish lefty with broad shoulders and young athletic build. Smooth arm stroke with projectable velocity. Easy arm action and on a fastball that currently sits 85-86 but will likely sit in the low 90s at full maturation. Doesn't have much in the way of secondary pitches at present but looks like a future 90-plus mph guy.

Emmanuel Herrera,3B,5'11" 175lbs, S/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Josue Herrera

Age: 16.4 years

Good major league projection. Solid athlete with strong arm and solid mobility for a third baseman. Aggressive player in games. A linedrive hitter who will hit it to all fields. Better swing from the left side. Source says he's looking for $170,000 to $200,000.

Alfredo Oropeza, RHP, 6'1" 180lbs, Venezuela

Trainer: Carlos Guillen

Age: 16.7 years

Nice slender projectable build. Medium frame. Some effort to delivery. Very good athlete. Played in the Venezuelan Youth Championship called the BBC. Hit as well as pitched. Went 2 for 2 with 1 run, 2 rbi from the plate. Was better from the mound: 3ip 2h 0bb 3so 0.00era.

ACADEMIA CARLOS GUILLEN - ALFREDO OROPEZA (via vicarodi)

Luis Carpio, SS, 5'11" 170lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Andres Mujica

Age: 15.11 years

A 6.9 runner with a 4 or 5 arm.

Ruddy Giron, SS, 5'11" 175lbs, R/R, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Edgar Mercedes

Age: 16.6 years

7.07 60-Time, average to below average arm.

Hidekel Gonzalez, C, 5'1"1 175lbs, Dominican Republic

Trainer: Placido Palanco

Age: 16.9 years

Posted a 7.34 60-time, average arm, with 2.0 pop time.

Meky Coronado, C, 6'0" 175lbs, R/R, Vezuela

Trainer: Jose Briceno

Age: 16.6 years

7.10 60-Time, plus arm strength, 1.95 pop time.

Wasner Peguero, OF, 6'2" 185lbs, R/R, Dominican Repuublic

Trainer: Nelson Arroyo

Age: 16.10 years

7.15 60-Time, average arm, slightly below average raw power.

Lucas Sakay, SS,5'5" 130lbs, R/R, Brazil

Trainer: N/A

Age: 16.0 years

A small scrappy player with a second base profile. Currently plays short, but actions are messy. Will need much work to stay at the position. Very good hitter with a ton of speed and a good eye at the plate. Led tournament 15u World Championship in stolen bases and runs scored. 30ab .500/.571/.867 10rbi 3(2b) 4(3b) 4bb 4so 11sb 1cs.

Wladimir Galindo, SS, 6'3" 210lbs, R/R, Venezuela

Trainer: Ciro Barrios

Age: 16.7. years

Galindo is a 7.4 runner with a 4 or 5arm.

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