Jhon Florentino has played with the Astros AA the Corpus Christi Hooks for the last two seasons, and has been in the Astros organization since being signed by them in 2003. Jhon made the 2009 mid-season all-star team in the Texas League and was named player of the week one time in the Texas League in 2010. Unfortunetly the Astros released him at the end of last season, but I am sure they will resign him or he will get picked up by another team. He is a quality player that has produced well at the AA level, and a quality individual.
We first met in Corpus Christi during the 2009 season, and later met several times in San Francisco de Macoris during the 2009 Dominican Winter Baseball League Season when he was playing for the Gigantes. I interviewed him during our first meeting and he gave me some insight into the drafting process and free agency for the Dominican League, and the players on Gigantes. We also talked about differences between the leagues and fans, and about his travel schedule.
See the full article at the Dominican Baseball Examiner
|Jhon Florentino and the Dominican Baseball Guy at a 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks Game|