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Ten International Players to Watch: 2011

Ten International Players to Watch: 2011

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Late last year I gave a list of ten players to watch from the VSL and DSL teams. From that list, seven of the ten have been promoted to the states already. Giving a combined top ten list from these leagues is almost impossible unless you're down there watching them, so don't take this as the "ten best players we have" list. The information on these players is scarce and all you have to go on for most of them is their profile and stats, and the better ones you'll have a brief scouting report and possibly a bonus amount. These are just my best guesses with all the information I have on hand. So with that in mind, I'm going to give a list of ten players to watch as you follow these teams early in the season.

1. Dilson Herrera, 17 year old SS, VSL - From last year's July 2nd signing class only one player the Pirates signed was more highly regarded than Herrera and that was Luis Heredia who overshadowed Herrera's signing which happened j...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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