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Posted: July 02, 2016, 7:15 AM Post
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Thus far --

Jean Carlos Carmona, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 20 prospect)
Pablo Abreu, of, Dominican Republic (No. 44 prospect)
Anderson Melendez, of, Venezuela
Victor Maria, ss, Dominican Republic
Yancarlos Cruz, ss, Dominican Republic


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 7:17 AM Post
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From this forum on May 5th --

reillymcshane said:
jkonarske said:
I see that mlb.com just updated their Top 30 International prospects for 2016 today, along with predictions on where each will sign:

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=int



Brewers favored to sign two guys - the 29th and 30th players:

Pablo Abreu - #29
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Position: OF
Age: 16
DOB: 10/19/1999
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 5'11'' Weight: 175

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60

Abreu has the right combination of tools to make a solid package. He's not known for his raw power, but he's an aggressive hitter with a knack for making contact in games and driving the ball into the gaps. He has shown the ability to turn on pitches and there's the belief that he will develop more power with maturity.

On defense, Abreu has a solid arm and the defensive actions to stay in center field. That said, he's versatile enough to change positions if needed and there's a thought that he ends up as a corner outfielder.

Abreu showed off his skills at the MLB International Prospect Showcase in February, racking up a pair of hits and scoring a run in three games. He also displayed plate discipline with a pair of walks. The Brewers are the favorite to sign Abreu. He played in the International Prospect League and is trained by Amauris Nina.

Jean Carlos Carmona #30
Hometown: Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic
Position: 3B
Age: 16
DOB: 10/31/1999
Bats: S Throws: R
Height: 6'1'' Weight: 183 lb.

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50

Carmona is a switch-hitter who has shown a consistent approach and displayed power from both sides of the plate. Scouts like his strong athletic body and project him to fill out even more as he matures. What's more, he's viewed as a plus runner and has the potential to be a base stealer with proper instruction.

Carmona has the arm strength to stay in the middle of the infield and has been praised for his good hands. However, there is a belief that he could move to center field in the future because he might not have the natural defensive actions and body control to be a Major League shortstop down the road. Carmona is trained by Angel Gonzalez and played in the International Prospect League in the Dominican Republic. The Brewers are expected to sign him.

Check out the MLB page, which includes video of both guys.


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 7:33 AM Post
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OF Anderson Melendez was listed as among the "best of the rest" in this MLB article.


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 7:39 AM Post
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Abreu gets $800,000, Carmona $725,000 as per MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.


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Kyle at BrewCrewBall with a nice early Saturday write-up


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 10:29 AM Post
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Ben Badler Tweet --

The Brewers signed Venezuelan OF Anderson Melendez, the sharpest-dressed prospect for July 2

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MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez' tweet --

#Brewers finalize to $725K deal with INF Jean Carmona, #30 on @MLB Top 30 International

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Posted: July 02, 2016, 10:37 AM Post
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Mass Haas said:
Thus far --

Jean Carlos Carmona, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 20 prospect)
Pablo Abreu, of, Dominican Republic (No. 44 prospect)
Anderson Melendez, of, Venezuela
Victor Maria, ss, Dominican Republic
Yancarlos Cruz, ss, Dominican Republic


Now reads as such on Baseball America's site, Tolentino newly added:

Milwaukee Brewers

Jean Carlos Carmona, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 20 prospect), $725,000.
Pablo Abreu, of, Dominican Republic (No. 44 prospect), $800,000.
Francis Tolentino, of, Dominican Republic, $500,000.
Anderson Melendez, of, Venezuela
Victor Maria, ss, Dominican Republic, $375,000.
Yancarlos Cruz, ss, Dominican Republic


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 10:57 AM Post
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Good looking haul


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Posted: July 02, 2016, 11:25 AM Post
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Milwaukee also agreed to terms with Dominican outfielder Francisco Florentino for $500,000. This was in the article on the Brewers site about Abreu and Carmona. I wonder if BA had a typo or if its two separate players.

Jesse Sanchez ‏@JesseSanchezMLB 54m54 minutes ago
#Brewers sign OF Francis Florentino for $500K. http://atmlb.com/298HBdp

Jesse Sanchez ‏@JesseSanchezMLB 9m9 minutes ago
Busy day for Milwaukee's international dept. This photo is only part of the story. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/187266672 ... -prospects … #Brewers

This tweet had a picture of nine players in Brewers jerseys with contracts on the table.

Baseball America now reports the following:

Jean Carlos Carmona, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 20 prospect), $725,000.
Pablo Abreu, of, Dominican Republic (No. 44 prospect), $800,000.
Francis Tolentino, of, Dominican Republic, $500,000.
Anderson Melendez, of, Venezuela
Victor Maria, ss, Dominican Republic, $375,000.
Yancarlos Cruz, ss, Dominican Republic


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Posted: July 04, 2016, 8:39 AM Post
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I'm sure you guys saw it, but it looks like the Brewers made 9 signings. Carmona looks interesting to me. Maybe Abreu too. We will see in time.

I will say this. I don't believe there was much fanfare for Orlando Arcia when he signed. So, you never know.

You could put all your eggs in one basket with someone like Gilbert Lara, or spread it out amongst nine guys. We've tried it both ways. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

I would LOVE to see MLB adopt an international draft and maybe raise the minimum age to 18. The rush to grab kids at 16 seems too fast. First of all, that's so young that it can be difficult to project them. But more importantly, you see kids in impoverished countries abandon school, etc. Education, language skills, etc., are tools that can help you develop as a ballplayer too.

If a kid doesn't get educated in Spanish, in the way we all take English in school, then he will have trouble switching over and learning English too. Moreover, by definition, most of these kids will not end up as MLB stars. At least finish high school so there's a foundation. You see Sophia's report on the Dominican, and kids desert school at 12-13 years old. That's not good for anyone. It's not just uncivilized. You're going to have trouble in life.


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Posted: July 04, 2016, 5:32 PM Post
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Others can speak to this more, but when they are signed, they are moved to the Brewers academy, which is essentially a prep school. When they arent playing baseball they are attending classes.


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Posted: July 05, 2016, 12:26 AM Post
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Austin Tatious said:
If a kid doesn't get educated in Spanish, in the way we all take English in school, then he will have trouble switching over and learning English too. Moreover, by definition, most of these kids will not end up as MLB stars. At least finish high school so there's a foundation. You see Sophia's report on the Dominican, and kids desert school at 12-13 years old. That's not good for anyone. It's not just uncivilized. You're going to have trouble in life.


As we're told as teachers, the average Mexican immigrant has a 3rd grade education. So often we have greater responsibilities to teach their children than other nationalities. While I'd like to say they need HS, the reality is many may live in villages or towns without HS. As was said, teams now try to educate these kids in ways that schools in impoverished nations may not be able to do.


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Posted: July 05, 2016, 9:57 AM Post
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I just had something pop up on my phone that the Brewers signed Ex-Boston commit, SS Antonio Pinero.

How does he stack up compared to the others we signed? I don't know him.


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Posted: July 05, 2016, 10:03 AM Post
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DHonks said:
Austin Tatious said:
If a kid doesn't get educated in Spanish, in the way we all take English in school, then he will have trouble switching over and learning English too. Moreover, by definition, most of these kids will not end up as MLB stars. At least finish high school so there's a foundation. You see Sophia's report on the Dominican, and kids desert school at 12-13 years old. That's not good for anyone. It's not just uncivilized. You're going to have trouble in life.


As we're told as teachers, the average Mexican immigrant has a 3rd grade education. So often we have greater responsibilities to teach their children than other nationalities. While I'd like to say they need HS, the reality is many may live in villages or towns without HS. As was said, teams now try to educate these kids in ways that schools in impoverished nations may not be able to do.


Good info and post. Thanks.


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Posted: July 05, 2016, 10:09 AM Post
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Baseball America said:

From July 2 2015
Red Sox Agree To Sign Venezuelan Shortstop Antonio Pineiro

July 02, 2015 By Ben Badler

The Red Sox have agreed to sign 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Antonio Pineiro for $300,000.

Pineiro is a defensive-oriented player with good hands and arm strength. At 6-foot-2, 165 pounds, he’s still very skinny, so he’s a below-average runner and a switch-hitter whose offensive game could improve once he gets stronger. Pineiro is represented by Felix Olivo.



Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... spQb0o7.99
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Posted: April 16, 2017, 7:36 AM Post
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Brewers just posted to their DSL roster page a player inked during last summer's signing period (this was official as of July 5th), 17-year-old Venezuelan catcher Jose Romero. He'll turn 18 in November.

Don't confuse this Jose Romero with the 19-year-old Dominican RHP Jose Romero who the Brewers list on their restricted list and has yet to pitch since signing July of 2016.

And yes, the Brewers did have a LHP named Jose Romero in their system between 2005 and 2009.


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