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MLB Trade Rumors
Rangers To Sign Yanio PerezHe’s said to have a good makeup by scouts, according to Sanchez, and is also an
Rangers To Sign Yanio Perez
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 3 days ago
He’s said to have a good makeup by scouts, according to Sanchez, and is also an above-average runner. Baseball America’s Ben Badler has a full scouting report up on Perez, noting that he was once a 45-grade runner (on the 20-80 scale) but is now... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Lourdes Gurriel Hosts Showcase For MLB Clubsagreeing to terms with a team. In the above-linked piece from the Houston Chron
Lourdes Gurriel Hosts Showcase For MLB Clubs
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 11 days ago
agreeing to terms with a team. In the above-linked piece from the Houston Chronicle, Kaplan spoke to Baseball America’s Ben Badler about Gurriel’s overall skill set, with Badler explaining that the soon-to-be 23-year-old could open next season... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Cuban free agent Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to hold showcase Wednesdaythe infield. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 183 pounds, Lourdes is taller than his 6-f
Cuban free agent Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to hold showcase Wednesday
Houston Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
the infield. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 183 pounds, Lourdes is taller than his 6-foot, 190-pound brother. Baseball America's Ben Badler, who scouted Lourdes over about 200 at-bats between 2014 and the player's defection from the Cuban national team... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Three Needs: Los Angeles Angelsbonuses in the current international signing period owing to the seemingly ill-
Three Needs: Los Angeles Angels
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 13 days ago
bonuses in the current international signing period owing to the seemingly ill-fated signing of Roberto Baldoquin. As Ben Badler of Baseball America explains, the team has been trading its slots for speculative minor leaguers rather than... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Astros To Sign Cuban Left-Hander Cionel Perezhis growing frame still, so some scouts feel the velocity will tick up another
Astros To Sign Cuban Left-Hander Cionel Perez
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 13 days ago
his growing frame still, so some scouts feel the velocity will tick up another couple of miles per hour. Baseball America’s Ben Badler wrote back in December that Perez had shown some improvements with his once-fringe breaking pitch, which at the... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Cuban Pitching Prospects Norge Ruiz, Cionel Perez Declared Free Agentshurlers Norge Ruiz and Cionel Perez free agents, leaving them free to sign with
Cuban Pitching Prospects Norge Ruiz, Cionel Perez Declared Free Agents
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 16 days ago
hurlers Norge Ruiz and Cionel Perez free agents, leaving them free to sign with any team, according to Baseball America’s Ben Badler. Both will remain subject to international bonus pool restrictions. As Badler notes, both players required long... Read more
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Reds Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrezscouts caused his stock to dip over the winter. That, however, changed at a mid
Reds Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrez
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 18 days ago
scouts caused his stock to dip over the winter. That, however, changed at a mid-March showcase, per Baseball America’s Ben Badler, when Gutierrez’s strong showing restored a good deal of his prospect status. Badler has since written that... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Murphy, Volquez, Yankees, Fernandez, Ruiz, MorneauFernandez and righty Norge Ruiz will play for Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican
Murphy, Volquez, Yankees, Fernandez, Ruiz, Morneau
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 21 days ago
Fernandez and righty Norge Ruiz will play for Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican League this winter, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports. It will present both players with a valuable opportunity to perform in front of MLB scouts, particularly... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Reds To Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrezscouts caused his stock to dip over the winter. That, however, changed at a mid
Reds To Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrez
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 26 days ago
scouts caused his stock to dip over the winter. That, however, changed at a mid-March showcase, per Baseball America’s Ben Badler, when Gutierrez’s strong showing restored a good deal of his prospect status. Badler has since written that... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba In Search Of MLB OpportunityJose Adolis Garcia has left his home nation in hopes of securing an opportunity
Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba In Search Of MLB Opportunity
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 26 days ago
Jose Adolis Garcia has left his home nation in hopes of securing an opportunity with a major league organization, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. The 24-year-old is the younger brother of Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia. Given... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba In Search Of MLB OpportunityHold on guys and gals…..just another Ben Badler promise of stardom, that will s
Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba In Search Of MLB Opportunity
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 26 days ago
Hold on guys and gals…..just another Ben Badler promise of stardom, that will surely follow the “showcase of talent” path and then signing for every dollar he can get. Rue the team that continues to fall for this as if they do they deserve... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Yankees, Orioles, Brinson, Blanco, Vieraon September 5, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports (via Twitter). Blanco, a 23-yea
Yankees, Orioles, Brinson, Blanco, Viera
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 28 days ago
on September 5, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports (via Twitter). Blanco, a 23-year-old described by Baseball America’s Ben Badler as owning blazing speed but somewhat raw hitting and fielding skills, still has to receive clearance from MLB to... Read more

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