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    Giants Sign Cuban outfielder Carbonell

    #SFGiants sign Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a Major League contract. The Giants now have 40 players on their 40-man roster.
    Considered by some to be a 5-tool player

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    Source: Carbonell's deal with Giants is four-year, $3.5M guaranteed deal with another estimated $3.5M available in performance bonuses


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    Very nice. I wonder what the contract looks like. Great signing. Love this so far.


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    I guess he got a bunch of 5-7 year deals but wanted a 4 yr deal. He has played 4 years in professional baseball in cuba. He is hitting .285 but it has progressed as he got older. He is a 4 tool player missing some power but that is also progressing.
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    I like this. Especially that he's only 24 y/o.
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    Talked to Bobby Evans. Carbonell is more of a project than a Puig or Cespedes. Will be assessed in AZ once he gets work visa. #sfgiants
    Evans guessing Carbonell might start at San Jose. #sfgiants
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    #sfgiants do not see Carbonell in the majors this year.
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    Schulman tweeting that Bobby Evans is guessing he'll start in San Jose.


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    I hope this guy develops some power. Could be a nice addition to the big league club in a few years. Gotta love depth!

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    Hard not to love this deal for the Giants. It's good to see the Giants make these kind of signings.

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    Speaking of Cuban players, the Giants ought to look into signing 2B Jose Miguel Fernandez.

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    Maybe this makes Gary Brown (or any of the other OF prospects) expendable in a trade.
    So Anna, what do you think about the notion that Russell Wilson is better than Andrew Luck?

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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/inter...40617_26103666

    The Giants signed Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a major league contract and have placed him on their 40-man roster, the team announced today. Carbonell signed for a $1 million bonus on top of a a four-year contract with baseline salaries of $500,000, $525,000, $550,000 and $600,000, per Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

    According to several scouts, the 6-foot-3, 196-pound Carbonell looks good in a workout, where he can showcase his athleticism and blazing speed, but there are reservations about his hitting. One scout clocked him going from home to first from the right side in 4.0 seconds, which translates to 80 speed on the 20-80 scale. With an arm that scouts have thrown average to plus grades on, the 23-year-old Carbonell has the tools to be a good defensive center fielder. He has 50-55 raw power, but scouts have been hesitant to warm up to his bat. Carbonell has been switch-hitting, with scouts saying he struggles to hit righthanded and that he may have to drop his lefty stroke altogether.

    “Things don’t come easily to him, except for running,” said one scout. “He doesn’t handle the bat that well. The swing is very mechanical. There’s not a lot of looseness to that swing.”

    Carbonell was never on the Cuban national team and didn’t play much for his team in Cuba, Camaguey, until fellow Camgeury outfielders Dariel Alvarez (now with the Orioles) and Dayron Varona (who defected and has been training in the Dominican Republic) left the island. In his final season, 2012-13, Carbonell batted .298/.369/.449 in 223 plate appearances with 15 walks and 32 strikeouts, five home runs and nine stolen bases in 13 attempts.

    Carbonell does have tools to work with, and he will almost certainly start his career in the minors, with high Class A perhaps a fit given his present ability, though at 23 there may be a temptation to get him to Double-A. Some scouts think that if his bat comes around, he could develop into a fourth outfielder, possibly along the lines of Roger Bernadina, though Bernadina was more advanced at the same age.

    Since Carbonell has played four seasons in Cuba (if you include his 2009-10 debut, when he had only one at-bat) and is 23, he is exempt from the international bonus pools. Had he waited to sign until after July 2, when Cuban players are required to be 23 and have at least five seasons to be exempt, his signing would have been subject to the pools.

    Carbonell fits the mold of athletic but raw international players the Giants have targeted in recent years with their top bonuses, including Dominican outfielder Gustavo Cabrera in 2012 and Venezuelan outfielder Mikey Edie last year. Carbonell is represented by the Culture 39 agency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants1213 View Post
    Maybe this makes Gary Brown (or any of the other OF prospects) expendable in a trade.
    Gary Brown has been expendable for years.

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    Well that sure bursted my bubble.


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