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Posted: June 27, 2017, 11:40 AM Post
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PER MLB PIPELINE

Carlos Rodriguez | Rank: 28 Hometown: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 12/7/2000
Bats: L Throws: L Height: 5'10'' Weight: 150 lb. Watch
Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 30 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60
The athletic Rodriguez is small compared some of the other prospects in this year's class, but his tools have big potential.

The center fielder has a chance to be a plus hitter, a plus runner and a plus center fielder. He has been compared to a young Ender Inciarte and a teenage Gerardo Parra with better tools at the same age. He projects to have an average arm.

At the plate, Rodriguez has a nice and easy swing with good bat speed. He can drive the ball to all fields with hard contact and has shown enough pop to make some believe he will develop future power potential. He is expected to hit for average.

Evaluators like that Rodriguez is polished for his age and has track record of success in games, a history that includes participation in national and international tournaments for Venezuela.

The teenager is trained and represented by Carlos Olivo and Felix Olivo of O.L. Baseball Academy in Valencia. The Brewers are the favorite to sign him.


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Posted: June 30, 2017, 10:39 AM Post
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Anything new about the Brewers in here?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... wWmyviA.97


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Posted: June 30, 2017, 11:28 AM Post
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TheJumpAround said:
Anything new about the Brewers in here?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... wWmyviA.97

Theres some tidbits but I dont know the boards policy on posting that subscriber info. They talk about Ernesto, Carlos Rodriguez and Andres Melendez.


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Posted: June 30, 2017, 11:36 AM Post
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wichmae said:
TheJumpAround said:
Anything new about the Brewers in here?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... wWmyviA.97

Theres some tidbits but I dont know the boards policy on posting that subscriber info. They talk about Ernesto, Carlos Rodriguez and Andres Melendez.


Thanks for holding off, as we cannot directly, such as a "copy and paste" subscriber info.


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Posted: June 30, 2017, 11:36 AM Post
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Yeah sorry for asking. Was more looking for names in advance of Sunday. I can wait.


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Posted: June 30, 2017, 11:36 AM Post
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Mass Haas said:
wichmae said:
TheJumpAround said:
Anything new about the Brewers in here?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... wWmyviA.97

Theres some tidbits but I dont know the boards policy on posting that subscriber info. They talk about Ernesto, Carlos Rodriguez and Andres Melendez.


Thanks for holding off, as we cannot directly, such as a "copy and paste" subscriber info.

Thats what I figured. Wanted to be cautious.


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Posted: July 01, 2017, 9:33 AM Post
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Fan graphs just released their rankings with Rodriguez at #5 and Ernesto at #24


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Posted: July 01, 2017, 9:43 AM Post
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Glad we will get a top international prospects and one that is a bit more polished. Hopefully not another Gilbert Lara.


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 7:13 AM Post
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Carlos Rodriguez, OF, Venezuela signed with the Brewers for $1,355,000 per the article below

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/239881502 ... =151437456


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 7:44 AM Post
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That is about 3mil then. What do they have left?


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 8:22 AM Post
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That is about 3mil then. What do they have left?

Brewers have $5.25M to spend, so they have ~$2.1M left plus I believe a 5% overage cushion (~$260K) without getting penalized but I could be wrong on that.


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 9:58 AM Post
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Brewers have signed Venezuelan RHP Leonel Colina and Dominican OF Jeicol Cristian as well. Cristian's bonus is $340,000. BA is not reporting Venezuelan signing bonuses due to security concerns.

https://twitter.com/youknowandthat/stat ... 9306825728


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 10:26 AM Post
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I had to do a double take. We signed Ernesto Martinez after we acquired the cash allotment from the Magnifico trade, finishing the '16-'17 cycle.

Now we signed Larry Ernesto today in the new '17-'18 cycle.


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 12:05 PM Post
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Rodriguez video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpgIMGC41Rc

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 1:10 PM Post
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ZBTMP said:
How are the under-sanctioned Cubs expected to sign the #30 prospect?


So I guess teams can divert 75% of bonus funds on Mexican League players to their parent club so his bonus is 25% of the 1 million. [rolling eyes]


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Posted: July 02, 2017, 8:54 PM Post
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Baseball America is also reporting the Brewers signing:

Luis Valderrama, c, Venezuela
Davison Gonzalez, lhp, Venezuela
Juan Frias, of, Dominican Republic

I guess we won't know how much those first two signed for.

Even though they are OFs, I like the Ernesto and Rodriguez signings. Ernesto is 6'2", 175 - that's pretty good for being only 16. Switch hitter but better from the left side.


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Posted: July 04, 2017, 1:42 PM Post
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Updated list per MLB
Larry Ernesto, OF, Dominican Republic, $1,700,000 -- No. 14 on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 list
Carlos Rodriguez, OF, Venezuela, $1,355,000 -- No. 28 on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 list
Jeicor Cristian, OF, Dominican Republic, $340,000
Andres Melendez, C, Venezuela, $325,000
Francis Casado, OF, Dominican Republic, $300,000
Daniel Castillo, SS, Venezuela, $140,000
Alwinson Valdez, OF, Dominican Republic, $80,000
Alberis Perez, SS, Dominican Republic, $60,000
Juan Frias, OF, Dominican Republic, $50,000
Jose Arteaga, SS, Venezuela, $20,000
Leoner Colina, RHP, Venezuela, $15,000
Cristiam Sierra, RHP, Dominican Republic, $10,000
Davison Gonzalez, LHS, Venezuela, $10,000
Luis Valderrama, C, Venezuela, $10,000


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Posted: July 08, 2017, 5:35 AM Post
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The Brewers have once again acquired International signing bonus slots from the Orioles, this time for the current signing period. Per MLB Trade Rumors the Brewers have acquired multiple slots from the Orioles in exchange for RHP Aaron Myers.

The Brewers have also signed Vitor Watanabe a player out of Brazil who it appears will be joining one of the Brewers DSL teams.

A few links regarding Watanabe...

Tweets with photos of the signing (Tweet Link #1 and Tweet Link #2)

Also, below is a recent article on Watanabe that was translated using Google Translate.

Vitor Watanabe to sign with the Milwaukee Brewers

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Vitor Watanabe will be reinforcing Milwaukee Brewers plus a young Brazilian player is close to closing with a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. Marília pitcher Vitor Watanabe has advanced talks with the Milwaukee Brewers and is expected to sign a seven-year franchise agreement. The official signing of the tie is scheduled to take place this Friday (07), in a hotel in São Paulo, with the presence of Luiz Perez, a member of the scout team of the specialized franchise in Latin America.

The agreement would be the fourth confirmed of Brazilians in this first week of the window of international signings hiring that turn 16 years in 2017, initiated last Sunday. Before Watanabe, Heitor Tokar and Victor Coutinho signed for seven years with the Houston Astros. Already Eric Pardinho has signed his business for six years and $ 1.4 million ($ 4.6 million) with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Like Pardinho, Watanabe's negotiation was carried out through an agent. Previously treated through family members, brokerage through a professional is becoming popular among Brazilian prospects.

The pitcher is expected to travel next Sunday (09) to the Dominican Republic, where he will join the new team. In fact, he has already undergone medical examinations by the Milwaukee Technical Commission and there is the possibility to play this year in the minor leagues.

Watanabe would be the fifth member of the MLB Academy to transfer to US baseball this year, the fourth only in the current window. The representatives of the North American league in the Country project the negotiation of up to seven players in this cycle of hiring.

In May of this year, in negotiation still valid through the previous window, the pitcher Christian Rummel Pedrol had already closed with the Seattle Mariners. In the Dominican Republic just under two months ago, he is already training with the Dominican Summer League (DSL) team and only waiting for the agreement to finally play.


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Posted: July 08, 2017, 7:19 AM Post
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So it looks like the may have something close to another million with the slots they aquired. Sever top 50 players look to be unsigned according to BA. Are they going after one more big fish, so to speak?


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Posted: July 08, 2017, 8:04 AM Post
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This is encouraging and bodes well for us IMO. I think we are starting to really turn around our Latin American presence. It starts at the relationship level with the handlers and you couple that with a more fair and equitable system in the money allotment allocated to the franchises.

The last couple of years, we've landed some real talent with potential: Abreu, Carmona, Ernesto, Melendez, Martinez, Rodriguez et al. One of these years we may convert a top 1 or 2 guy internationally because one of our relationships will come through that way. We are on that path IMO, but regardless, there are a number of kids we've picked up who could really emerge. The process is really kicking into gear now (notwithstanding Arcia and W. Peralta, who were too few and far between) as those of us on this website can see, but in 2-3 years the more casual fans may be pleasantly surprised by our top ten prospect list having 3-4 of these guys up there. Teams like the Yankees, Bosox, Rangers and others have exploited that in the past, and just maybe we can close that gap. You have to cultivate the relationships with the right folks, and we are seeing that in the DR and Venezuela.


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