In the meantime, here is my list of DSL players to watch for next year (and in the playoff series):
Randol Rojas, Jose Mavare, Leo Gil, Carlos Ramirez, Luis Parra
Expect one or more of Rojas, Mavare, and Gil to debut in Spokane next year; any of those three could've handled an assignment to AZL this year. Rojas is a beast. Peralta has had a fine year, but his failure to make it state-side this year makes me think that he (and Ayenil Mendoza and Kelvin de Leon, though both could be injured not having pitched at all this yr) has visa issues. Parra migh stay in DSL2 for one more year as his control has been horrible but his hit and strikeout rates are great.
C: Luis Reyes, Carlos Oropesa (DSL1)
MIF: Alfredo Chalas (07 sign), David Herrera, Santiago Hill
OF: Teo Martinez, Hector Martinez, Franciso Lugo
Everyone but Lugo and H-Mart (can't hit lhp) might debut in the AZL next year. Oropesa is hitting about .400 in the last month and has also played 1b/3b so it isnt clear that he sticks at catcher but he palyed most of the season at age 16. It is not certain yet whether or not any of the MIF can stick at shortstop, something we won't know until next year. What is certain is that playing time will be at a minimum for these three if Sardinas and Profar debut in the AZL next year as expected which might necessitate leaving 1 or 2 on the DSL2 squad for an extra year.
3b, Robert Morillo
Simply mashing the ball the last month at about a .500 clip and tons of XBH. Could be a nice find if he can stick at the corner and get a visa.
The Official "Emmanuel Solis" Alert:
will repeat the DSL next year to see if he can get a clue. Latin American "Power" hitters who sign for less than 7-figures usually break out in DSL year 2 if they do at all. (If anyone can find the spray chart that I found for the Abreu piece, please link me to it - I can't find it anymore. )
PS: Don't forget that TX has actually signed _THREE_ shortstops this J2 period if you include VZ Luis Mendez, reportedly a " savvy " player with good hands at 5.10/180. No word on his bonus but expect it to be in the 125k range.