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Old 11-20-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
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According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the New York Mets are the favorites to sign outfielder Freddy Valdez.

Valdez, 15, is considered one of the top prospects in the 2018 July 2 international free agent class.

The Dominican right-handed hitting and throwing corner outfielder is a big kid. He is 6’3”, 209 pounds and will turn 16-years old on December 6.

Here is what Badler has to say on Valdez –

He’s a big, physical corner outfielder whose best tool is his raw power. It’s a power-over-hit profile, with an aggressive swing and pull approach, which costs him balance at times. In games, he went 1-for-6 with a strikeout. Valdez is a below-average runner who needs to improve his mobility tracking down balls in the outfield. Valdez has a strong arm that fits in right field, but as a 15-year-old with his size, there’s some risk he could go to first base. If he does, he would give his infielders a big target. He looked adept at scooping balls out of the dirt when he was there during infield.
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Baseball America reported in September that the Mets are the favorites to sign catcher Francisco Alvarez. He’s considered a Top 10 prospect in the 2018 class.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:57 AM   #2
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15 years old, 6 feet 3 inches. Goodness, gimme the next Giancarlo!
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:34 PM   #3
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say what?!!!????!!! almost 16 @ 6'3" and 209 lbs
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:28 AM   #4
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Catchers are weird, and 15 year olds are tough to scout, but I'm still glad they're projected to sign a top catcher. Maybe they'll get lucky this time.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:15 PM   #5
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Who was the big catcher we had that never turned into anything? Francisco Pena?
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:07 AM   #6
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:10 AM   #8
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Who was the big catcher we had that never turned into anything? Francisco Pena?
Yup. For a few years there was talk of Pena being "our future catcher". Never worked out. To his credit, he made it to the majors, but it looks like as a 3rd catcher role so far.

https://www.amazinavenue.com/2006/7/9/222635/9637
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Can someone post the Mets piece of this?

https://www.baseballamerica.com/inte...elan-showcase/
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:54 PM   #10
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Francisco Alvarez, a stocky, offensive-minded catcher with good power and a strong track record of performing well in games. He's linked to the Mets.
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