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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:45 am

Wheelhouse wrote:
Yoda wrote:He is only 16 so 3 years would be the absolute best case scenario for him to be in the A's rotation.


DOB = sept 24, 91 = 17 1/2 years old


09/24/1992 according to Scout.com and Rotoworld.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:49 am

clevername wrote:at this point it's pretty silly to get up in arms about the age of any foreign player.

we have no idea how old Ynoa is, only that he's probably pretty young and still a teenager. Whether he's 16 or 18 depends on who made up his birth date and falsified the documents.


Doubtful. It's pretty difficult to falsify birthdays nowadays with the amount of interest in Latin American players. Plus he is from Puerto Rico born in the 90s. We own that country.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby kab21 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:37 pm

Isn't he Dominican?

It is interesting that BP lists his age at 9/24/91 instead of '92.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby kab21 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:38 pm

kab21 wrote:Isn't he Dominican? A Puerto Rican would be in the draft wouldn't he?

It is interesting that BP lists his age at 9/24/91 instead of '92.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:08 pm

kab21 wrote:Isn't he Dominican?

It is interesting that BP lists his age at 9/24/91 instead of '92.


I stand corrected. He is Dominican. Either way, it is much more difficult to fake birthdays today with so much at stake.

Even if he is 17, absolutely everything would need to go right for him to be pitching for the A's. But the A's are aggressive with their youngsters so he pretty much controls his own destiny as long as he throws strikes.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby clevername » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:27 pm

yes, well, with the money involved on both sides I'll believe birth dates when they have a proven track record, not when we think people are paying more attention.

But, yeah, Ynoa is a while away from pitching for the A's.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:32 pm

clevername wrote:yes, well, with the money involved on both sides I'll believe birth dates when they have a proven track record, not when we think people are paying more attention.


I'm just saying that because of the amount of money and interest involved in Latin American players, it is nearly impossible to falsify documents today.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby clevername » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:51 pm

and I'm saying that money is on both sides. The more money teams spend the surer they want to be about the age but the more money that's available the more corrupt the institutions may be down there to get that money.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:58 pm

Well whatever. You can't expect every player coming out of DR to have a different birthday especially considering how entrenched MLB is in their country.
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Re: Ynoa Sighting

Postby bigken117 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:23 pm

Yoda wrote:
clevername wrote:yes, well, with the money involved on both sides I'll believe birth dates when they have a proven track record, not when we think people are paying more attention.


I'm just saying that because of the amount of money and interest involved in Latin American players, it is nearly impossible to falsify documents today.


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