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The Unique York Mets agreed to a form out global prospect Vladi Miguel Guerrero, in accordance with MLB.com’s Jesse Borek and Jesús Cano.
Unique York reportedly dispensed $117,000 of its near to $5.3 million global signing pool for the 17-year-accepted.
Guerrero is the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero and the half of-brother of Toronto Blue Jays indispensable particular person Vladimir Jr.
Borek and Cano cited the teenager’s hitting as his most efficient asset at this stage of his younger career.
“Identified for an skill to take watch over the strike zone even at a younger age, the left-handed hitter displays a instant stroke with pop in his bat and has amply impressed evaluators throughout sport action,” the wrote.
The Unique York Put up‘s Joel Sherman also spoke to a Nationwide League global scout who talked about Vladi has “above-moderate bat flee with probably plus-uncooked vitality as effectively.” The scout did, on the other hand, warning he doesn’t look for to be as “pure a hitter” as Vlad Jr., who has a .279/.355/.490 reduce line through 5 seasons in Toronto.
Guerrero didn’t construct the lower on MLB.com’s checklist of the tip 50 global potentialities, both.
Catcher Yovanny Rodriguez will be regarded as the cornerstone of Unique York’s global industry this offseason. Rodriguez is the No. 6 overall player in MLB.com’s score, and his scouting document describes him as “an developed catching prospect” who “has the skill to be a indispensable particular person on both facet of the ball.”
The Mets also reportedly added two assorted top-50 players, shortstop Jensy Rivas and outfielder Edward Lantigua.