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International Players - who should be on the radar?

Postby Sticky Spice » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:20 pm

I Googled some info this weekend and wasn't particularly impressed. The next great import from Japan is Kenta Maeda, but it sounds like there's not a lot to be excited about.

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/7676/kenta-maeda

Suk-min Yoon doesn't sound much better:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1946 ... un-jin-ryu

On to Cuban defectors. I guess the problem with these guys is that we don't know much about them, so not much scouting.

Rusney Castillo sounds kinda interesting. An OFer with some speed, but he played behind guys and maybe got a shot simply because they jumped ship. He also didn't play in 2013 and had some struggles in 2012. Considering he's already 26, maybe not that interesting.

Arruebarruena sounds like a glove man.

Aledmys Diaz sounds a bit better for fantasy. 23 years old and SS/2B with some power potential.

It just doesn't sound like there's anything huge on the horizon. Did I miss anything?
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Re: International Players - who should be on the radar?

Postby Izenhart » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:57 pm

Alfredo Despaigne is a guy to watch for over the next calendar year. I'm not sure how he would translate to MLB pitching with a big hack n slash approach but the hitting power and overall talent seems legit.
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Re: International Players - who should be on the radar?

Postby kab21 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:32 am

The only problem is that Despagnie hasn't defected AFAIK. Sometimes these stars don't defect. Like Gourriel.
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