Friday, June 28, 2013
Baseball America's Ben Badler posted his top 30 preview of those international prospects newly eligible to sign on July 2nd. His list is free while the reports are subscriber only. Currently he has Texas linked to: RHP Marcos Diplan (6), INF Yeyson Yrizarri (7), and INF Michael de Leon (26). Kiley McDaniel is back covering the j2 terrain, now at Scout.com (Scouting Baseball). He has a free top 30 list up as well, but like BA, his reports are subscriber only. Previously, ESPN Deportes' Dionisio Soldevila had Texas linked to: José Almonte, Rafael Devers, Yeizon Irrizary.
Texas has a paltry 1,942,700 compared to the 2.9m they had in 2012, however, pool money can be traded this year, to the tune of 50% of your total pool. Let the fireworks begin!
Here are a few j2 links:
MLB.COM.s top 30 international free agents
Dionisio Soldevila's Top 10 (May, Spanish)
Kiley Mcdaniel , Scouting Baseball Page (Scout$)
Ben Badler, BA International Affairs Page (Mostly $, Some Free)
Kiley McDaniel's j2 Top 10 (Free)
Badler's j2 Top 10 (May)
Jesse Sanchez's latest j2 musings.
Badler links to an El Nacional article linking Texas to SS Gleyber Torres while noting that the Cubs are regarded as the front-runner.