Tuesday, June 2, 2009

2008 International Free Agent Summary

35 Total International Free Agent Signs
July 2, 2008 - May 30, 2009


Estimated Bonus money:
~3,00,000



SALARY BREAKDOWNS#

First Tier signs, >=1 million: ZERO
Failed bids for Tazawa, Ynoa, Portillo

Second Tier signs, 750k-999K: ZERO

Third Tier signs, 500-749K: TWO
Abreu, Alvarez

Fourth Tier signs, 250K-499K: TWO
Escobar, Ahn

Fifth Tier signs, 100K-249K: FOUR
Herrera, C-Mart, H-Mart, Parra

Sixth Tier signs, 50K-99K: NINE
Chirino, Villegas, Torrez, Oropesa, Pirela, Lugo, D. Rodriguez, Thompson, Batista

Seventh Tier signs, 25K-49K: ZERO


Eighth Tier signs, <25K: EIGHTEEN
(See roster sheet)



PLAYERS
Esdras ABREU, OF 17 DR 550K
Richard Alvarez, RHP 16.6 VZ ~550K
V. Escobar, LHP 17 VZ 350K
Tae-Kyeong Ahn, RHP 19 KO 275K
Oduber "David"
Herrera, SS 17.2 VZ 160K
TEO MARTINEZ, CF 17 VZ 100-150K
HECTOR MARTINEZ,OF 17.5 DR 100-150K
Luis Parra, LHP 17 VZ 100-150K
Wilmer BATISTA, LHP 17 VZ 50-100K
SANTIAGO CHIRINO,2b 18.1 VZ 50-100K
LUIS VILLEGAS, 2B 16.8 VZ 50-100K
Carlos Torrez, 3b 17.1 VZ 50-100K
CARLOS OROPESA, C 17 VZ 50-100K
FRANISCO LUGO, OF 17.4 MX 50-100K
OSWALDO PIRELA, C 17.5 VZ 50-100K
A. Thompson, RHP 18 AUS 50-75K
Luis Cedeno, C 16.8 VZ <25K
Johan Santa, SS 17 ?? <25K
Jorge de Jesus,RHP 17.2 ?? <25K
Roberto Perez, RHP 17.2 ?? <25K
C. Villanueva, 3b 17.8 MX <25K
Robert Morillo,3B/1B 17.8 DR <25K
Carlos Ramirez, RHP 17.9 DR <25K
Ramon Taveras, LHP 17.9 DR <25K
Leonel Gil, LHP 18.1 DR <25K
Sergio Zorrillo, SS 18.2 DR <25K
Hector Herrera, RHP 18.4 DR <25K
Randol Rojas, RHP 18.5 VZ <25K
Jose Mateo, OF 18.8 DR <25K
Jose Arias, SS 18.8 DR <25K
Jose Mavare, RHP 19.1 VZ <25K
Dan Rodriguez, RHP 19.2 MX <25K
Frank Garces, LHP 19.2 DR <25K
D Aguasvivas, RHP 19.5 DR <25K
Luis Simeoli, RHP 20.8 DR <25K
Luis Polanco, RHP 23.8 DR <25K


# estimated salary ranges based on age, helium, sign date, country

Countries#
Mexico: 3
Venezuela: 14
Dominican Republic: 14
Australia: 1
South Korea: 1
Unknown: 3
#So why don't we have an academy in VZ?


Pitchers
RHP: 13
LHP: 6

Hitters
OF: 5
INF: 8
C: 4



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