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#1 jbrekel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:46 AM

Don't know much about this guy as I'm sure most people are starting to get info on him as well.

6'3, 210lbs. 21 years old.

hit .336 with 17 hrs and 78 rbis in 2010. Been suspended for disciplinary reasons since as he's been trying to defect for awhile now.

Reports that he will have time to sign before the July 2nd deadline.

Get on him ASAP in keeper leagues and see what exactly we have here, I think he's worth that much of a chance.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

Per RW:
Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig has defected from Cuba and is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico.
Puig, 21, made a name for himself on Cuba's Junior National team and is highly regarded in international circles. His value and status is yet to be determined. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez suggests Puig could receive a contract similar to Jorge Soler's nine-year, $30 million deal with the Cubs. A showcase for major league scouts is scheduled for later this week. Source: MLB.com Jun. 19 - 7:45 am et
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

He just signed with the Dodgers. He is a raw talent with some power and speed. $40 million deal!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

danngg was hoping the cubs would snag him too

Edited by MJG44, 28 June 2012 - 10:04 AM.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

ETA?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

Wow, why do Cubans get all the dough, I really don't get it. I'd much rather sign a whole handful of Dominicans and Venezuelans.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

zumayaaa,

They are under a different bidding process but I understand what you are saying.
Also the fact he is 21, so its almost impossible to find a decent dominican that age this close to major league ready.

luol,
I think its pretty hard to say at this point b/c I really don't know how much he's been playing lately and how exactly his skills will translate over here. If all things work out though (huge if), I don't see a reason why he can't be ready to contribute by late next year.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:34 PM

when would he be available in ESPN leagues
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

As a Dodgers fan, it's good to see management spend some money on a prospect....but damn...42 million?!!? That seems excessive IMO.
With that type of dough, i want to see the kid up asap!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

As a Dodgers fan, it's good to see management spend some money on a prospect....but damn...42 million?!!? That seems excessive IMO.
With that type of dough, i want to see the kid up asap!


I read that he could be up by September and then on the other hand I read that Keith Law doesn't understand why he landed so much coin and Law sounded a bit down on his prospect as a MLB player.
so many leagues, so little time.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:52 PM

Anybody else think that maybe the Dodgers wanted to get some more ammo for trades? Sign the big free agent who isn't quite ready and then include him in a deal for a Major League piece...just a thought.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

Where would he rank on a list of top prospects? Would he be in the top 10 or 20? And how does he rank compared to Cespedes

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

Where would he rank on a list of top prospects? Would he be in the top 10 or 20? And how does he rank compared to Cespedes


This guy doesn't even sniff the top 100 prospects. There have been various writers who say he's not even a guaranteed top 10 player in an average system. I'm completely baffled by the Dodgers throwing this money away.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

Where would he rank on a list of top prospects? Would he be in the top 10 or 20? And how does he rank compared to Cespedes


This guy doesn't even sniff the top 100 prospects. There have been various writers who say he's not even a guaranteed top 10 player in an average system. I'm completely baffled by the Dodgers throwing this money away.


And yet there are other reports that say he is a legit 5 tool player.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

J.J Cooper of Baseball America on Puig

Puig would not come close to the Top 100. I don't think he'd make numerous team's Top 10 lists. Yes he got an insane amount of money (largest first contract signed by a Cuban player), but our Ben Badler couldn't find a scout for another team who would go anywhere close to that kind of coin for Puig. And beyond everything else, it's almost impossible to get a decent read on Puig. He hasn't played in an actual game in a long, long time (over a year), and he didn't run a 60 or face live pitching at his recent workout. So that's a whole lot of money on a big gamble and one that has scouts almost everywhere else completely baffled.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

So... basically he could turn out to be the Kei Igawa of position players.

I don't really get all the hype with these international signings. They rarely work out. And teams pay sooooo much more than they do for players that they draft.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

Interesting "slide show" here. Although the predictions are "bold", I find his path to the major clear and it looks like he may be up sooner than a lot of people think.

http://bleacherrepor...-dodgers-career

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:22 PM

Interesting "slide show" here. Although the predictions are "bold", I find his path to the major clear and it looks like he may be up sooner than a lot of people think.

http://bleacherrepor...-dodgers-career


The predictions in that slideshow aren't just bold, they are ridiculous for a player that no one has ever seen. If the kid had been stateside and scouted like Harper and then those predictions were made that'd be one thing. But I doubt the writer has seen Puig play a bit.

Anyone have any video?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpT5672AOa8


That bomb to center at :50 looked pretty impressive off the bat. Not sure how far it went, but it looked good.
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