Saturday, February 5, 2011

Giants sign Dominican baseball player Simon Mercedes, Gigantes de San Francisco friman Dominicano

The San Francisco Giants recently signed Simon Mercedes from the Dominican Prospect League.  The league is a sort of minor leagues for the Major League Baseball Dominican academies.  Organized of around 80 players into teams from the north, south, east, and west of the country, the league plays once a week at different MLB team academies.  The games showcase players, so MLB teams can sign them to their academies.  See the official website for the league.

Well, the Giants picked up a young arm from the DPL by the name of Simon Mercedes.  Mercedes signed to a $400,000 signing bonus and will start in the team's farm system, most likely in the Giants Dominican academy.  He projects as a starter some day.  Mercedes is from Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Baseball Guy hopes to blog more on the Dominican Prospect League.  More and more players are being signed from this league.  

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