Yeah, those are very solid numbers from him.
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The Mets are entering their first July 2 under the watch of international scouting director Chris Becerra. Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario draws a wide range of opinions, but sources believe the Mets have Rosario graded out highly and are the favorites to sign him. Rosario could end up the highest-paid player in the Dominican Republic, though some wonder who the competition is that would drive Rosario's price tag so high. They look like the leaders to land Rosario as well as Miguel Patino from Venezuela.
More on Patino from Baseball AmericaThough Venezuela's Miguel Patińo has tried out for teams as a shortstop, sources say the Mets may sign him to try to make him a catcher. He's a little guy at around 5-foot-7, but his bat is solid with gap power, solid hands and a close to average arm.
Another small up the middle position player. Do we see a trend going on here with this new FO?
And their two biggest signings from 2010 were probably Vicente Lupo (1.121 OPS) and Elvis Sanchez (0.963 OPS), though for some reason I don't think Sanchez got a big bonus, I remember him being highly regarded.
I think the Mets are trying to find players like Pedroia and Altuve with this philosophy, don't know how that's going to work out.
Signings so far according to BA
1. Franklin Barreto, ss/cf, Venezuela – Blue Jays
2. Luis Torrens, c, Venezuela – Yankees, $1.3 million
3. Jose Mujica, rhp, Venezuela
4. Alexander Palma, of, Venezuela – Yankees, $800,000
5. Gustavo Cabrera, of, Dominican Republic – Giants, $1.3 million
6. Jose Castillo, lhp, Venezuela
7. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Brazil
8. Carlos Belen, 3b, Dominican Republic
9. Luis Castro, ss, Venezuela – Blue Jays
10. Wendell Rijo, ss, Dominican Republic
11. Amed Rosario, ss, Dominican Republic – Mets, $1.75 million
12. Amaurys Minier, ss, Dominican Republic – Twins, $1.4 million
13. Richard Urena, ss, Dominican Republic
14. David Rodriguez, c, Venezuela
15. Deivi Grullon, c, Dominican Republic – Phillies, $575,000
16. Julio de la Cruz, 3b, Dominican Republic
17. Jose Almonte, rhp, Dominican Republic – Red Sox, $610,000
18. Sergio Alcantara, ss, Dominican Republic
19. Frandy de la Rosa, ss, Dominican Republic – Cubs, $700,000
20. Jose Pujols, of, Dominican Republic – Phillies, $540,000
Yeah is official 1.75 million.
Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario has signed with the Mets for $1.75 million.
Rosario, the No. 11 international prospect for July 2, is a 16-year-old righthanded hitter with plenty of room to fill out his lanky, 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame. Some teams project Rosario as a shortstop with offensive upside, though others think he may outgrow the position. Rosario grew up as a teammate with Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara in La Javilla youth league. He trained at the academy of the president of the league, John Carmona.