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2023-24 International Free Agents
« Topic Start: May 30, 2023, 05:09:51 PM »
Placing this here (feel free to move it mods as I didn’t see an IFA thread), but McDaniel apparently spoke glowingly about a kid the Nats are slated to sign in the upcoming IFA class

https://twitter.com/jbblank321/status/1663647229792382976?s=46&t=Q_qc3R_qyMHAAFvlywNqzQ

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Re: 2023 International Free Agent class
« Reply #1: May 30, 2023, 08:50:20 PM »
Minor quibble good Moderator, Hurtado is a part of the 2024 class.

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Re: 2023 International Free Agent class
« Reply #3: May 31, 2023, 08:39:16 AM »
Minor quibble good Moderator, Hurtado is a part of the 2024 class.
oops. thread title change

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Re: upcoming International Free Agents
« Reply #4: May 31, 2023, 10:19:24 AM »
oops. thread title change

No worries! Preciate you making this thread tbh. I expect that it'll be lightly trafficked, but whenever I run across any Hurtado info (or info on anyone else expected to be in the Nats' class), I'll stick it in here.

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Re: upcoming International Free Agents
« Reply #5: May 31, 2023, 11:04:18 AM »
A few tidbits on Hurtado:

From Perfect Game(its a year old but still ....)
"7. Victor Hurtado, Outfield
Hurtado is a long limbed and slender prospect at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds with monstrous physical projection remaining. For how lean body type is, the left-handed hitter can impressively torque the barrel and hold angles to create violent bat speed when he launches. How accurate he can be with the barrel with that bat speed will ultimately decide the potential as he develops."

https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=20908

From FanGraphs, ranked #5 of Latin American prospects.
"Hurtado is an ultra-projectable left-handed hitting outfield prospect with a lovely swing, one that features power-promising loft without compromising contact. He is as loose and flexible as any prospect in this class, and just the way his body moves when he's throwing from the outfield is reminiscent of Ichiro. Hurtado's swing has some length, but it is likely to shorten up as he gets stronger and doesn't have to use his whole body to ignite his swing. He's expected to sign with the Nationals."

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/international-players/summary?sort=-1,1&type=0&pageitems=200&pg=0


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Re: upcoming International Free Agents
« Reply #6: May 31, 2023, 11:44:22 AM »
A few tidbits on Hurtado:

From Perfect Game(its a year old but still ....)
"7. Victor Hurtado, Outfield
Hurtado is a long limbed and slender prospect at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds with monstrous physical projection remaining. For how lean body type is, the left-handed hitter can impressively torque the barrel and hold angles to create violent bat speed when he launches. How accurate he can be with the barrel with that bat speed will ultimately decide the potential as he develops."

https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=20908

From FanGraphs, ranked #5 of Latin American prospects.
"Hurtado is an ultra-projectable left-handed hitting outfield prospect with a lovely swing, one that features power-promising loft without compromising contact. He is as loose and flexible as any prospect in this class, and just the way his body moves when he's throwing from the outfield is reminiscent of Ichiro. Hurtado's swing has some length, but it is likely to shorten up as he gets stronger and doesn't have to use his whole body to ignite his swing. He's expected to sign with the Nationals."

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/international-players/summary?sort=-1,1&type=0&pageitems=200&pg=0



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Re: upcoming International Free Agents
« Reply #7: May 31, 2023, 12:51:35 PM »
Just saw that the Padres promoted a 16 year old to A-ball.  Would sure like to see Cristhian Vaquero get to the minors at some point as well.

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Re: upcoming International Free Agents
« Reply #8: May 31, 2023, 04:09:03 PM »
Just saw that the Padres promoted a 16 year old to A-ball.  Would sure like to see Cristhian Vaquero get to the minors at some point as well.

I don’t want the Nats run anything like the Padres.

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Re: 2023-24 International Free Agents
« Reply #9: September 30, 2023, 05:55:02 PM »
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Re: 2023-24 International Free Agents
« Reply #10: October 01, 2023, 09:28:18 PM »
I don’t want the Nats run anything like the Padres.

I might want the Nats to have AJ Preller draft for the Nats...he finds star shortstops.

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Re: 2023-24 International Free Agents
« Reply #11: October 01, 2023, 10:06:13 PM »
I don’t want the Nats run anything like the Padres.
I would love to have that development and ownership

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Re: 2023-24 International Free Agents
« Reply #12: November 28, 2023, 10:17:47 PM »
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The Washington Nationals have signed Jordan Qsar to a minor league contract. The outfielder has hit 74 home runs along with 226 RBIs throughout his minor league career.

Was in the Mexican winter league. Previously in Tampa and Philly systems.

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Re: 2023-24 International Free Agents
« Reply #13: November 29, 2023, 08:42:31 AM »
Was in the Mexican winter league. Previously in Tampa and Philly systems.
high K%, will take a walk, and some pop. High HR/FB rate. 28 next month.