I don't know but I'm not the least bit unnerved that his name, unlike Profar's, isn't swirling around the mouths of prospecters or front office people or blogs or top 30s. Why? Well, as a general rule, well, my rule, 16yo Venezuelans are more advanced as baseball players than in other LA countries outside of Cuba. It is a safe bet that Sardinas is an elite prospect and, like Profar, one of the top LA shortstops in this year's class. While Profar is a special kid from a small island that that might produce an elite player once every 5 years, Venezuela, on the other hand, produces a handful of those each and every year. So one should instead look at the situation in the obverse: Knowing that _Profar_ got Sardinas money (and not the reverse) makes me pretty confidant that Profar is the real deal as a SS (rather than a pitcher); Profar was the one we had reason to worry about in the end. It is quite an organizational coup getting first -round -caliber shortstops in and of itself . Both kids should be considered elite prospects based on the money that TX chose to pay them, that is, first-round money in the 15-20 range. Big-time signings.
UPDATE: Here is BA's Profile on Sardinas:
Sardinas, who hails from Puerto Ordan, has a classic wiry shortstop frame. He should stay at shortstop, as scouts across the board say he has very good hands and good range, while some scouts have seen him throw better than others. Sardinas came to the United States in mid-June for the Perfect Game National Showcase at the Metrodome in Minnesota, where he ran a 6.83 in the 60-yard dash there, but some scouts say they have seen him run 6.6 and 6.7. Some scouts say Sardinas struggled with the bat earlier this year, but those who have seen him recently have said he's hit well in front of them in game situations, to the point where he's the uncommon high-profile Latin American prospect who looks better in games than he does in BP. The latest buzz from Latin America is that the Rangers are expected to land Sardinas, possibly for a seven-figure bonus.