Re: Oh hey, here's some prospect news.
posted at 3/14/2013 6:59 PM EDT
Normally there is 3-4 players who play in the DSL who are interesting prospects to follow. Last year there was 8 players who played in the DSL who look very interesting and I would put in the Sox top 70 prospects. You probably know about Manuel Margot, the solid 6 tool CFer. Here are the other 7 guys to keep an eye out on in order of my prefference.
1-Manuel Margot CF 18.5---Top 20 prospect.
2-Alixon Suarez C 18.7---Was an all star catcher in the DSL last year. Very good defense. Good size. an .824 OPs. Strong winter league performance aswell. I think he is a top 35 prospect.
3-Raimel Flores SS 18.5---Signed for more[900,000] then Manny Margot. Played very well[.783 OPS] before he got injured. Otherwise I think there would be better buzz. Also think he should be a top 40 prospect.
4-Dioscar Romero P 17.10---Signed for 600,000. Had a good year last year. Came on at the end of the year.
5-Victor Ramirez P 17.9---Put up a 1.32 ERA and a .923 WHIP as a 16 year old. Only signed for about 100 grand, but thats still solid money. At least 6-1.
6-Simon Mercedes P 21.0---Signed for 800,000. Big horse who throws fairly hard. Old for a DSLer. Has not proven he can pitch yet. So I am a little lower on him then some of the scouts.
7-Enfember Martinez P 17.6---The youngest player arguably pitched the best. A 1.69 ERA and a .969 WHIP. Both he and Ramirez did not strike guys out though. Very small at 5-11 140. However, since he is so young, there is a lot of upside. Also signed for about 100 grand.
8-Keivin Heras P 18.5---The least interesting of the 8, but still solid.
The deepest DSL crop by far the system has ever produced IMO.