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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Looking to Next Year: DSL Wrap Up

The Dominican Summer League is wrapping up this Saturday. Here are a few players that I expect to make their state side debut next year. Most, if not all, will head to the Gulf Coast League, but some may jump to the G-Stros and I feel it is always good to know some names to be watching.

3 Position Players
Luis De La Rosa - OF - Will turn 19 in January. His average has climbed to .280 for the season but has hit .312 for July & August. He doesn't show much power but has moved to the outfield after being signed as a SS in 2008.

Yonathon Mejia - 2B - Will turn 18 in September. He was signed last year to a signing bonus of 370K. He started hot in May & June but has hit under .200 in July & August. He was a 2010 Mid Season All Star in the DSL.

Fredwin Campusuno - 3b - Has not played but one game since the All Star Break. So I am assuming, there is an injury here. Before he was hurt, he put up a .330 batting average. Way up from his .222 last year.

3 Pitchers
Francisco Baso - RHP - Has improved every year of pro ball. He will be 20 when the season starts next year. He has dominated the league this year. He has been a DSL Mid Season All Star the last two years. He has never started a game but has pitched as much as 5 innings in some outings. In his last 10 outings, he has only given up a run 1 time.

Jose Montero - RHP - The 17 year old started his pro career this season after signing for a bonus of 350K. He has started 12 games and has an ERA of 2.15. He has fanned 46 batters in 54 1/3 IP. Expect for him to be in the GCL next year but he is a name to watch for the future.

Michael Feliz - RHP - Feliz was originally signed by the A's but tested positive for a banned substance. They voided their 800K contract with him. The Astros took a 1/2 price offer on him and he had to sit out the first 50 games. Since he has come off suspension, he has pitched in 3 games. His ERA in those three games is 4.26 but really he only had one bad inning. He has K'd 13 in 12 2/3, while walking only 3. Seeing as how he is only 16, it might be a stretch to see him stateside but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the GCL when the season begins.

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