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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    BA has a long history of considering Japanese free agents as prospects. They also put 31yo Kosuke Fukudome on their list at one point…
    Did they do the same with Cuban signees like Jose Abreu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Did they do the same with Cuban signees like Jose Abreu?
    Yes, BA ranked Abreu 29th prior to the 2014 season. It's just a quirk of the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Yes, BA ranked Abreu 29th prior to the 2014 season. It's just a quirk of the system.
    And Moncada was #3 in 2016 and #2 in 2017…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    And Moncada was #3 in 2016 and #2 in 2017…
    The two situations were a little different, but yes, not just Japanese players are ranked as prospects.

    Mocada was 18 when he left the Cuban league. Abreu played until age 25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    And Moncada was #3 in 2016 and #2 in 2017…
    Probably due to their respective ages? Get dinged if you're on the older side?
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    Sox Prospects, recent grads and players under 28 and with 3+ years of team control by position:

    Pitchers
    19 Perales, Rodriguez-Cruz, Paez
    20 Wikelman
    22 L Guerrero
    23 Bello, Mata, Uberstine
    24 German, Winckowski, Murphy
    26 Whitlock, Houck, Walter, Crawford
    27 Kelly

    C
    18 Brannon
    23 Hickey
    25 RHern
    26 Wong
    27 McGuire

    1B
    20 Jordan
    22 Casas
    24 Kavadas
    27 Dalbec

    2B
    18 Coffey
    20 Yorke, Paulino (OF), Bonaci
    24 EValdez
    25 Hamilton
    27 Arroyo

    SS
    16 L Arredondo
    17 Y Cespedes, F Arias, Y Ruiz
    19 Mayer
    19 Romero

    3B
    21 Lugo
    24 Koss
    26 Devers

    OF
    18 Bleis, Anthony
    22 Rafaela
    23 WAbreu
    25 Duran
    26 Verdugo
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Probably due to their respective ages? Get dinged if you're on the older side?
    Assuming so…

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    https://www.mlb.com/news/bryan-mata-...eline-coverage

    At Red Sox Winter Weekend a few days ago, Sale was asked which of the team’s prospects excited him the most.

    “I'm biased, because I'm a pitcher, but I love watching Mata throw,” Sale said. “I was there with him [in Fort Myers, Fla.] during his rehab process during Tommy John. We rehabbed together, and I saw him really turn a corner. The power he possesses, the ease that it looks like he's throwing with. Not for nothing, man, that dude's smile can light up a room. He's a fun guy to be around. He's a good teammate. You can tell, just how he operates, he really wants it.”

    Mata, in Boston this week for the Rookie Development Program the Red Sox are holding, lit up when Sale’s praise was relayed back to him.

    “I'm really grateful for it to have spent that time with him,” said Mata. “You know, he attended some of my bullpens. I attended some of his. He had a lot of great advice, and to have a pitcher of his stature be there advising you is a big deal for me, and I don’t take it lightly.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    https://www.mlb.com/news/bryan-mata-...eline-coverage

    At Red Sox Winter Weekend a few days ago, Sale was asked which of the team’s prospects excited him the most.

    “I'm biased, because I'm a pitcher, but I love watching Mata throw,” Sale said. “I was there with him [in Fort Myers, Fla.] during his rehab process during Tommy John. We rehabbed together, and I saw him really turn a corner. The power he possesses, the ease that it looks like he's throwing with. Not for nothing, man, that dude's smile can light up a room. He's a fun guy to be around. He's a good teammate. You can tell, just how he operates, he really wants it.”

    Mata, in Boston this week for the Rookie Development Program the Red Sox are holding, lit up when Sale’s praise was relayed back to him.

    “I'm really grateful for it to have spent that time with him,” said Mata. “You know, he attended some of my bullpens. I attended some of his. He had a lot of great advice, and to have a pitcher of his stature be there advising you is a big deal for me, and I don’t take it lightly.”

    What are the chances Mata turns into something very useful?

    I'm not expecting anything great in 2023, although something could happen, but he seems like he could a plus, very soon.
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    Late inning arm this year? I can see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Late inning arm this year? I can see it.
    Do you see him staying a RP'er?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Do you see him staying a RP'er?
    It's the best fit for him IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    It's the best fit for him IMO.
    What is his biggest drawback from being a capable SP'er?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    What is his biggest drawback from being a capable SP'er?
    Health, he's a post-TJS guy. You can manage his innings better in the pen. His stuff can play up out there. His last fully healthy season was 2017.
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    soxprospects.com reports:

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2023/01...p-players.html



    Matthew Lugo was one of two players named the LBPRC Rookie of the Year, and recent signing Edwin Diaz was named the LBPRC MVP. Lugo hit .275/.360/.450 with six home runs in 120 at-bats, while Diaz hit .229/.375/.418 with eight home runs in 153 at-bats. Both players helped lead Caguas to a first-place regular season finish.

    Jorge Alfaro, signed as a minor league free agent on January 16, led his team to a title. He only had 21 regular season at-bats for Licey but was ultimately named MVP of the LIDOM championship series. In the round-robin portion of the playoffs, he hit .383/.471/.633 with two home runs in 60 at-bats. He turned it up another notch in the championship series, hitting .417/.417/.667 with another home run.
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