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Jose Salas | Rank: 10

 

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

 

Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 4/26/2003 Bats: S Throws: R Height: 6'1" Weight: 150 lb.

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50

 

Salas is a third-generation shortstop from Venezuela and his familiarity with the game is apparent in his strong natural instincts. Salas' impressive bat speed and strike zone recognition cause him to stand out as the most advanced hitter in his class. The shortstop is a line-drive hitter now, but his power is expected to increase as he matures and his above-average speed could eventually turn him into a 30-30 player.

 

Salas' lean frame and natural athleticism project well defensively, too. Salas is a solid defender now with an arm that flashes plus at times. As he continues to develop, some scouts feel Salas will turn into a plus defender in the Majors. If he doesn't stick at short, others have suggested that his tools could play in center field if necessary.

 

The Marlins are the favorites to sign Salas, who trains with his father, Jose, in Caracas.

 

 

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Junior Sanchez | Rank: 24

 

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 12/18/2002 Bats: L Throws: R Height: 6'0" Weight: 160 lb.

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50

 

Sanchez has a solid set of tools across the board, but it's his hitting ability that stands out.

 

The 16-year-old has a medium frame with wide shoulders and lean body that will fill out in the future. At the plate, the shortstop shows plus bat speed with good timing, rhythm and a mature approach when he's in the batter's box. He has a gift for barreling up balls and has a strike zone awareness that's beyond his teenage years.

 

He hits line drives to all fields and his power is starting to show. He's expected to add more strength once he signs with a team and his body continues to develop.

 

On defense, he has a chance to stay at shortstop because he shows good actions at the position, soft hands and good footwork. He has slightly above-average arm strength with accuracy and has shown the ability to throw from different angles. He does not have blazing speed, but he's doesn't clog the bases, either. He's been praised for his work ethic along with his good makeup and the team that signs him will likely envision him as an everyday middle infielder in the big leagues on day.

 

Sanchez trains with Freddy Espinal, a member of MLB's Trainer Partnership Program, at Academy Transporte Espinal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

The Marlins are the favorites to sign the teen.

 

 

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This one does not have an expected team, but his picture shows him wearing a Marlins cap and he has a comp to one of our beloved owners...

 

Yiddi Cappe | Rank: 7

 

Hometown: Havana, Cuba

 

Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 8/17/2002 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6'3" Weight: 175 lb.

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50

 

The young infielder left Cuba late last year and has quickly emerged as one of the top international prospects eligible to sign when the next international signing period starts July 2. Tall and lean, Cappe has an athletic and projectable body. He has a body frame similar to a young Carlos Correa or Derek Jeter at a similar age with the potential to fill out as he develops.

 

He projects to have average to plus tools across the board. At the plate, he shows advanced bat to ball skills and his bat tool projects to be above average. He makes hard contact to all fields and has an advanced understanding of the strike zone. He shows good footwork and solid hands on defense with plus arm potential. He could eventually outgrow the position, but for now, he'll start at shortstop until he is forced to make a change.

 

He began playing baseball at age 4 in the youth leagues of Havana and in the national competition with the team from the Artemisa province at 16. He never traveled outside of Cuba and scouts did not have a chance to evaluate him until this year.

 

Cappe trains with Wellington Herrera and is represented by Yolfri Sanchez in the Dominican Republic. It's uncertain if he will sign during the upcoming period or wait until July 2, 2020, to sign.

 

 

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This one does not have an expected team, but his picture shows him wearing a Marlins cap and he has a comp to one of our beloved owners...

 

Yiddi Cappe | Rank: 7

 

Hometown: Havana, Cuba

 

Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 8/17/2002 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6'3" Weight: 175 lb.

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50

 

The young infielder left Cuba late last year and has quickly emerged as one of the top international prospects eligible to sign when the next international signing period starts July 2. Tall and lean, Cappe has an athletic and projectable body.

 

All Denbo had to read was "tall and lean" and he's on board. 

 

 

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