Tuesday, July 3, 2012

International FA signing day!

July 2nd was the MLB International signing day, where players are first allowed to be released into the free agent pool. Each team was given a 2.9 million dollar spending cap. The Padres brought in 3B Carlos Belèn for a 1,000,000$ deal. Last season we brought in C Jose Ruiz for a 1,100,000$ deal. Jose Ruiz is hitting .141 in the GSL for San Diego. He has walked once and struck out 20 times in 80 PA's. Not so good. Belen I hope will be better. He cannot play with the organization until he 2013. 3B Duanel Jones signed a deal worth 900,000$ in 2010. He had failed a drug test so we signed him at a discount, later in the year they signed OF Edwin Moreno, who also failed a drug test and was signed for a discounted rate of 500,000$. In 2009 we signed OF Yoan Alcantara who happened to be using a false identity. The sad thing is the best prospect in baseball, Jurickson Profar was signed on the sam e day for an undisclosed amount. In 2008 they also signed Adys Portillo and Luis Dorodomo to large deals, Corey Adamson and Alvaro Aristy were also signed. In 2007 they signed Rymer Liriano, Jonathan Galvez, and Edison Rincon to 6 figure deals. Here is a nice chart:
STATS:
False Identities: 16.7%
Outfielders: 50%
Sucess Rate*:67%
Sucess Rate among 1+ M bonuses: 67%
1+ M bonuses: 41.7%
Top 30 Padre Prospect: 50%
Top 100 MLB Prospect: 6.7%
Reached MLB**: 0%
Reached AAA: 0%
Reached AA: 25%
Reached A+: 56%
Reached A: 75%
Reached A-: 75%
Reached AZL: 75%
Reached DSL: 91%
Busted***: 6%
Bust?****: 41.7%
PlayerPosition Age Year Bonus Production Notes
Carlos Belèn 3B 16 2012 1,000,000 N/A May not start playing with organization until 2013 due to age
Jose Ruiz C 17 2011 1,100,000 DSL: .141 avg 0HR .167 OBP Ouch! He has stunk it up!
Duenel Jones 3B/OF 18 2010 900,000 Career in minors GSL-A: .231 11 HR 150k .317 OBP He has been decent.
Edwin Moreno OF 18 2010 500,000 GSL (2011): .244 7 HR .301 OBP Very raw, off to a slow start in AZL
Yoan Alcantara OF 22 2009 135,000 Career in minors: .294 avg .341 obp, 19 HR, 22 SB. Busted for false identity, he would have been 19. His name is Yeison Asencio. Would have been the a top 10 prospect.
Adys Portillo SP 20 2008 2,000,000 A (2012): 5-5 1.76 ERA 71 k in 76 IP Highest SD bonus ever. Top 10 Padre prospect.
Luis_Domoromo OF 20 2008 1,250,000 [1] He has not had a good year and I expected more from him. He was supposed to be the sleeper.
Corey Adamson OF 20 2008 500,000 Career in minors: .216 avg 18 SB 20 CS 3 HR in 600+ AB. He has not performed well at all. The Australian has not lived up to his hype.
Alvaro Aristy SS 22 2008 1,000,000 .169/.304/.204 slash in minors Busted for false identity, complete bust. Link for an article. Crazy scheme. Converted to RP.
Rymer Liriano OF 21 2007 300,000 2011 A: 12HR 65SB .319 avg

2012 A-AA: .298 5HR 22SB
Best signing by far, top 50 prospect in MLB. Top 3 Padres prospect. Just promoted to AA. One of my favorites.
Jonathan Galvez 2B 21 2007 750,000 2012 (AA): .333 avg 1HR 7SB 104AB Has been solid and is on the 40-man, he could be up by 2014. Utility man floor. power+speed+obp
Edison Rincon 3B 21 2007 300,000 Career in minors:
.277/.353/.411 slash.
Bad defense, raw, bat has been stalled with bad year in AA.
[1] Luis Domoromo stats
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 17 Padres DOSL FRk 68 286 230 46 55 2 7 1 26 8 3 45 49 .239 .377 .322 .698 74 5 7 2 2 2
2010 18 Eugene NORW A- 31 121 113 12 31 5 0 1 8 0 0 6 23 .274 .314 .345 .659 39 8 1 0 1 1
2011 19 Fort Wayne MIDW A 112 486 435 66 123 20 3 9 68 7 7 36 83 .283 .335 .405 .740 176 14 4 0 11 1
2012 20 Lake Elsinore CALL A+ 63 255 238 24 49 8 1 2 18 7 2 12 57 .206 .247 .273 .520 65 2 2 0 3 0
4 Seasons 274 1148 1016 148 258 35 11 13 120 22 12 99 212 .254 .324 .348 .672 354 29 14 2 17 4
 
*Sucess Rate=have they been moderatley sucessful.
**None of these players have debutted in MLB since they are not ready yet.
***I would not expect these players in MLB at all ever.
****They could potentially bust.
 
 
Looking at all this data, we have been pretty sucessful with about 50% of our signees looking like solid prospects. Rymer Liriano is for sure the best of the bunch, who knows with Belen.
 
Here is a nice profile on Belèn for you:
 
 



Belèn is a power hitting 3B out of the Dominican Republic. He was the number 8 international prospect out of the world. Albert Pujols started out as a 3B, I wonder...


OTHER NEWS:
-The Padres signed RHP Corey Kimber who was drafted in the 25th round to a 120k deal, 20k over slot.

-We also signed RHP's Andrew Lockett (4th) and Walker Weikel (1A) to over slot deals.

-The Padres have one four games in a row and are 13 GB for the wild card. Remember there are two! Who knows if we can get some SP back?

-Huston Street was selected to the all star game.

-Jeremy Hermida is rehabbing in AZL.

-Cole Hamels and Zach Greinke to be traded? Pirates interested?? I would not have expected this.

-Latos/Volquez match up tomorrow! Should be fun, the fact is Volquez alone has out performed Latos, and Grandal and Alonso have just been bonuses! We came out well in that deal!

2 comments:

  1. Nice work, glad you're back. Padres are on fire!!

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  2. glad you are back. Now fix the header on this thing.

    UF

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