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International signings 2023
« Topic Start: January 15, 2023, 04:13:33 PM »
International signings (stolen from Imref's post):
International signings:
Juan Obispo - 600K
José Feliz - 120K
Andy Acevedo - 1.3M
Eikel Joaquín - 100K
Carlos Batista - 375K
Elián Soto - 250K
Manuel Cabrera - 550K
Leury Portorreal - 10K
Edwin Solano 1.3 M

Anyone know anything about these guys, especially Solano and Acevedo?

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #1: January 15, 2023, 04:17:43 PM »
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According to industry sources, Washington has agreed to a $500,000 deal with shortstop Manuel Cabrera, the No. 39 prospect on the top 50 international list, a $1.2 million deal with outfielder Andy Acevedo, who is ranked No. 45, and a $1.2 million agreement with shortstop Edwin Solano, the No. 46 prospect.
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/nationals-2023-international-prospects-signings?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #2: January 15, 2023, 04:53:44 PM »
I know BA had Acevedo at least 15 spots higher in their rankings

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #3: January 15, 2023, 06:17:31 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/01/15/nationals-elian-soto-andy-acevedo-edwin-solano/
discusses how the nats opted to spread money around rather than go for the big hit, like Antuna / Cruz/ Vacquero.  Still have some money left.

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A year ago, when his big brother’s future with the Nationals remained in the balance, Elian flipped his commitment to the New York Mets before returning to his original plan. Elian was a regular presence during Juan’s time in Washington and now has a chance to chart his own path through the team’s system.

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #4: January 15, 2023, 06:23:37 PM »
Cabrera - glove guy:
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Cabrera features the defensive abilities, including a strong arm, to play any position in the infield. He also has enough potential at the plate to keep him in the lineup.

The athletic teen already shows good bat speed and strength at the plate, and he’s expected to improve in both of those areas as his body matures.

Acevedo - it's the bat:
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Acevedo’s smooth left-handed swing is a sight to behold. His ability to use that swing to hit to all fields is what made him an attractive international prospect.

Acevedo has the ability to manipulate the barrel, and his overall approach at the plate is advanced for a player his age. Moreover, he has a feel for the strike zone and shows patience. His power is emerging and could increase as his body matures.

Solano - tools:
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As for Solano, he is a physically gifted athlete with a solid set of tools and noteworthy bat speed.

It’s this balanced set of skills and upside for the future that combined to make him an appealing prospect. His plus raw power potential might be his most notable tool, but the others are not far behind.
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/nationals-2023-international-prospects-signings?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #5: January 15, 2023, 06:39:07 PM »
So if Juan Soto's little brother is in the Nats minor league system does that mean in two years it enhances the new owner of the Nats chances of signing Juan as the final piece to the Nats next World Series title.

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Re: International signings 2023
« Reply #6: January 15, 2023, 07:20:46 PM »
So if Juan Soto's little brother is in the Nats minor league system does that mean in two years it enhances the new owner of the Nats chances of signing Juan as the final piece to the Nats next World Series title.
Maybe. But he will be 17 and nowhere close to MLB.  I think if he would win another title in SD that might help. Of course you are assuming the team will be sold by then.