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DSL Pirates 2012: Players to Watch

DSL Pirates 2012: Players to Watch

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Unlike the other teams in the system, it is much harder to put together a top ten prospect list for the Dominican Summer League. There is very little to go on besides the season stats, signing information and scouting reports that are few and far between. You base a lot on performance, where the players actually played on the field, and the player's age, both at the present time and when they signed. For the most part, if a kid signs at age 19 or later, he isn't a prospect. If he is playing shortstop or center field at 17-18 years old, that is usually a good sign.

The list below is by no means a top ten list, it is ten players who I think have the best chance at going far in the system. For that reason, you won't see players like Luis Santos, Ulises Montilla or Christopher DeLeon, who put up strong numbers, but they were on the old side. A common occurrence in this league among pitchers is an older play...

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