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    2009 International Free Agents

    Right off the bat there are the two Cubans, and W+C=F just brought up a 16 year old bumping 93 with two breaking pitches and clean mechanincs (De Paula).

    Figured to just start anew here instead of continuing the 2008 version of this thread.
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    Good idea Snatch.

    Here is an article on De Paula.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Quote Originally Posted by wang+cano=future
    Good idea Snatch.

    Here is an article on De Paula.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=
    Love the translation there. It's like reading code.

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Let's hope the Yanks are willing to spend money this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wang+cano=future
    Good idea Snatch.

    Here is an article on De Paula.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=
    that translation is brutal.

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    Haha yeah its not the best.......

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    is de paula supposed to be the year's #1 IFA?
    On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    I'm sure I've asked this before but I forget. Are there any free sites you guys check for info on international free agents? Or is it just BA & PP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CallOfTheCrow
    I'm sure I've asked this before but I forget. Are there any free sites you guys check for info on international free agents? Or is it just BA & PP?
    Yeah basically I get info from BA & PP. I found that article off of RiverAveBlues though.

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Quote Originally Posted by wang+cano=future
    Yeah basically I get info from BA & PP. I found that article off of RiverAveBlues though.
    There was another site last year that was good for the draft and the IFA that I can't remember right now. It was a free site - very good articles too.

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Quote Originally Posted by NYNJYank
    that translation is brutal.
    "young pitcher right leaflet Rafael De Paula

    He has a mechanical pulling attractive because it is clean and fairly short,(sounds vaguely kinky )"
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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    The Yanks were willing to spend money last season, they just had a kid accept an offer than sign with the A's.

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    btw, this has been rumored for 2 years to be the most talented July 2 class maybe ever.

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    who are the consensus top prospects from this years class? i cant find much info on BP currently, and the article on DePaula is hard to read.

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    aprende algun espanol
    "If we have to, we'll hoard everybody. That's what the Yankees used to do."

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    Sean M:

    According to Patrick at Pinstripesplus, some of the top international prospects are:

    - Wagner Mateo, a 5-tool outfielder;
    - Russell Herrera: a shortshop reported to be already 6' 4" at 15 years old;
    - Mariosal Cairo: a LHP with a plus curve who is reported to sit at 88-89 at 15 years old;
    - Victor Payano: another LHP who is 6' 4" at 15 years old;
    - Anderson Encarnacion: a RHP who is 6' 5" and sits at 91-93

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    Well, I'll start it off. Starting now, I'm praying that we get DePaula, Mateo, Herrera, and/or at least 1 of the top pitchers. If we don't, I'm gonna be upset.

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    I'll do better. If we don't sign all of them, I'm not going to be a Yankee fan anymore.
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    Payano is too close to Pavano. Sign everyone else.
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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Quote Originally Posted by NY_GOLDENARMS
    I'll do better. If we don't sign all of them, I'm not going to be a Yankee fan anymore.
    Time to make up for those lost draft picks...

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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    I don't care how much stronger the immigration standards are now, I still have a tough time believing some of these ages in conjunction with their vital stats/velocities.
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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch
    I don't care how much stronger the immigration standards are now, I still have a tough time believing some of these ages in conjunction with their vital stats/velocities.
    The heights don't surprise me at all, kids just bust out between 13-15.

    Now the velocities?
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    Re: 2009 International Free Agents

    I'm hoping that we have the best guys already rapped up and hidden away in our camp where no one else can get their greedy little hands on them.

    I don't want to hear any names until they are signed and then they turn out to be the best of all time.

    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch
    I don't care how much stronger the immigration standards are now, I still have a tough time believing some of these ages in conjunction with their vital stats/velocities.
    Speaking of, a Nats prospect chopped 4 years off his age:
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/0...yn-gonzal.html
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...lez/index.html

    He was signed for $1.4 mil 3 years ago (2006) so the Nats thought he was 16, when he was really 20. The guy was playing in the GCL at 23

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    Holy crap, that's hilarious.
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