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4 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

No Yolbert?

He's technically part of the 2018 class, so I don't know that they would anticipate him in the 2019 list.

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2 hours ago, Jose Abreu said:

No Yolbert?

He's listed at #5 for the 2018 Class.

 

cut.jpgYolbert Sanchez | Rank: 5

Hometown: Havana, Cuba

Position: SS Age: 22 DOB: 3/3/1997 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6'0" Weight: 180 lb.

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 45 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 65

Known for his elite defense, Sanchez's polished glove might be ready for the big leagues now. According to scouts, he can spray the ball from "line to line" and is considered a line-drive hitter. He ultimately projects to hit eight to 10 homers in the big leagues. He is also known for his average to slightly above average arm as well as an average to slightly above average running ability. Scouts also like his game instincts and track record.

Sanchez was the starting shortstop for the Havana Industriales and projected to be the starting shortstop for the island's national team before his defection last summer. He was the starting shortstop for Cuba's 23U team in Panama and was a teammate of White Sox prospect Luis Robert on the country's 18U team.

Because of his age and experience, Sanchez will sign under the international signing guidelines. The Orioles, who came up short in their pursuit of Cuban outfielders Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. and Cuban pitcher Sandy Gaston, still have close to $6 million in bonus pool money and were among the first teams to scout Sanchez in person. Should the Orioles decide to trade away their bonus money, the Twins, Brewers, Pirates, D-backs, Rockies, Indians, Royals, Tigers, Mariners, Blue Jays and Giants could be possible partners and thus be in a position to make a substantial offer.

The Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers, Cubs and Red Sox have money to spend during the current signing period. The Astros, Mets, Cardinals and White Sox could be among the teams in play for Sanchez if he decides to wait until the next signing period that starts July 2.

Sanchez is represented by Ulises Cabrera of Octagon and trains with Edwin Castillo in the Dominican Republic.

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Jesus,  some of these guys look like they are 12. No facial hair in the entire group. Probably ride their beat up BMX bike to practice lol. 

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Yeiner Cano, the #2 prospect from the 2018 class is also unsigned.  Cuban RHP who is 25 years old. Could be a good bullpen arm.

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28 minutes ago, HoosierSox said:

Yeiner Cano, the #2 prospect from the 2018 class is also unsigned.  Cuban RHP who is 25 years old. Could be a good bullpen arm.

Cuban SS Yidde Cappi is unsigned as well. We can hope. 

 

Yiddi Cappe | Rank: 7

Hometown: Havana, Cuba

Position: SSAge: 16 DOB: 8/17/2002Bats: R Throws: RHeight: 6'3" Weight: 175 lb.
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Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50

The young infielder left Cuba late last year and has quickly emerged as one of the top international prospects eligible to sign when the next international signing period starts July 2. Tall and lean, Cappe has an athletic and projectable body. He has a body frame similar to a young Carlos Correa or Derek Jeter at a similar age with the potential to fill out as he develops

He projects to have average to plus tools across the board. At the plate, he shows advanced bat to ball skills and his bat tool projects to be above average. He makes hard contact to all fields and has an advanced understanding of the strike zone. He shows good footwork and solid hands on defense with plus arm potential. He could eventually outgrow the position, but for now, he'll start at shortstop until he is forced to make a change.

He began playing baseball at age 4 in the youth leagues of Havana and in the national competition with the team from the Artemisa province at 16. He never traveled outside of Cuba and scouts did not have a chance to evaluate him until this year.

Cappe trains with Wellington Herrera and is represented by Yolfri Sanchez in the Dominican Republic. It's uncertain if he will sign during the upcoming period or wait until July 2, 2020, to sign.

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The Sox are fully out of the penalty box for this upcoming signing period, correct?  And yet they're still not in on any top 30 talent?  Why?

Is the Yolbert Sanchez deal pretty much announced?  Will his bonus count against 2019 or 2018?  

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42 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

The Sox are fully out of the penalty box for this upcoming signing period, correct?  And yet they're still not in on any top 30 talent?  Why?

Is the Yolbert Sanchez deal pretty much announced?  Will his bonus count against 2019 or 2018?  

It will count against the 2019 pool. It's for $2.5 million and they were only able to spend $300K in 2018. 

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Just now, Y2Jimmy0 said:

It will count against the 2019 pool. It's for $2.5 million and they were only able to spend $300K in 2018. 

Thanks for clarifying.  How much will the sox have left to spend after the Sanchez signing? 

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Just now, ChiSox59 said:

Thanks for clarifying.  How much will the sox have left to spend after the Sanchez signing? 

They are also giving Elijah Tatis $500K. That leaves them with about $3 million 

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Id love for the sox to scoop up all the unsigned Cubans from the '18 class (Yolbert Sanchez & Yeiner Cano) as well as Yiddi Cappe from this class and the recently announced Raico Santos, thatd be a nice boon for the org. It'll be interesting to see what happens with Maximo Acosta as well.

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Do these kids have to be at least 16 to sign a professional contract with a MLB team? Could someone offer the future Vlad Guerrero the Third a few million to sign when he is 10? 

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There is a longterm trend of the White Sox not spending at the top level of the class for 16/17-year-old talent. Micker Adolfo is the one exception.

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1 hour ago, raBBit said:

There is a longterm trend of the White Sox not spending at the top level of the class for 16/17-year-old talent. Micker Adolfo is the one exception.

Robert literally the only other one I can think of...of the highly rated...of course there's Luis Martinez, Tatis Jr., and Amado Nunez as well

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15 hours ago, ChiSoxJon said:

Robert literally the only other one I can think of...of the highly rated...of course there's Luis Martinez, Tatis Jr., and Amado Nunez as well

Those last three are middle round type bonuses.  Jr signed for $600,000.  I think Nunez was like $800,000.

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On 5/11/2019 at 5:10 PM, ChiSoxJon said:

Robert literally the only other one I can think of...of the highly rated...of course there's Luis Martinez, Tatis Jr., and Amado Nunez as well

Robert was years older than the 16/17 year-olds usually at the top class. Nunez, Tatis Jr., Reyes, Guererro and some of the other leading prospects in recent class haven't really been in that top of tier of spending even if they were the Sox priciest acquisitions. 

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