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  • A name you need to know for the 2020 MLB draft, Jared Kelley (@jaredk.13) out of Refugio (Texas) HS. Has touched 99 mph 🔥 this summer at 17. Texas commit, good chance to be one of the first pitchers off the board in next year’s draft.
  • A name you need to know for the 2020 MLB draft, Jared Kelley (@jaredk.13) out of Refugio (Texas) HS. Has touched 99 mph 🔥 this summer at 17. Texas commit, good chance to be one of the first pitchers off the board in next year’s draft.
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  • Brady House (@brady.house) is impressive. 6-3, 210 lbs at 16 years old, one of the top players in the 2021 class and looks like a potential high first-round pick as a position player. Loud thunder in his bat, made an impact at the plate, in the field and on the mound with a fastball up to 94 mph with @usabaseball’s 17U National Team Development Program 🇺🇸 this summer. Tennessee commit at Winder-Barrow HS in Winder, Georgia.
  • Brady House (@brady.house) is impressive. 6-3, 210 lbs at 16 years old, one of the top players in the 2021 class and looks like a potential high first-round pick as a position player. Loud thunder in his bat, made an impact at the plate, in the field and on the mound with a fastball up to 94 mph with @usabaseball’s 17U National Team Development Program 🇺🇸 this summer. Tennessee commit at Winder-Barrow HS in Winder, Georgia.
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  • One of the catchers to watch from the 2020 international class, Moises Ballesteros, 15 years old from Venezuela 🇻🇪 eligible to sign next year on July 2.
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  • One of the catchers to watch from the 2020 international class, Moises Ballesteros, 15 years old from Venezuela 🇻🇪 eligible to sign next year on July 2. 📹 @gpamiranda
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  • Zion Bannister, 17, center fielder from the Bahamas 🇧🇸 who signed with the Texas Rangers for $836,000 on July 2. Strong, athletic player and a plus runner with leverage in his swing, chance to be a power/speed threat. Made his U.S. debut yesterday in the Rookie-level Arizona League.
  • Zion Bannister, 17, center fielder from the Bahamas 🇧🇸 who signed with the Texas Rangers for $836,000 on July 2. Strong, athletic player and a plus runner with leverage in his swing, chance to be a power/speed threat. Made his U.S. debut yesterday in the Rookie-level Arizona League.
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  • Carlos Rodriguez, 16, one of the top 2019 catchers when he signed with the Padres this year on July 2 out of Venezuela. Advanced catch-and-throw skills behind the plate, blocked balls well and high overall game savvy, with a short stroke from the left side.
  • Carlos Rodriguez, 16, one of the top 2019 catchers when he signed with the Padres this year on July 2 out of Venezuela. Advanced catch-and-throw skills behind the plate, blocked balls well and high overall game savvy, with a short stroke from the left side.
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  • Manuel Beltre (@manuel_beltre09) is one of the best hitters in the 2020 international signing class. A 15-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 with a simple, efficient swing and a smart player with a baseball IQ advanced beyond his years.
  • Manuel Beltre (@manuel_beltre09) is one of the best hitters in the 2020 international signing class. A 15-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 with a simple, efficient swing and a smart player with a baseball IQ advanced beyond his years.
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  • One of the players who stood out when I was covering the Tricky League last week was Eric Santana, 16-year-old OF the Mets signed for $350,000 out of the Dominican Republic on July 2. Went 4-for-4 in this game against the Dodgers.
  • One of the players who stood out when I was covering the Tricky League last week was Eric Santana, 16-year-old OF the Mets signed for $350,000 out of the Dominican Republic on July 2. Went 4-for-4 in this game against the Dodgers.
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  • Here’s the top ranked high school player in the United States 🇺🇸 on @baseballamerica’s 2020 MLB draft list. A Vanderbilt commit, Pete Crow-Armstrong (@petecrowarmstrong) is one of the top pure hitters and one of the best defensive center fielders in the country. Compact, adjustable swing with good hand-eye coordination and an all-fields approach from the left side. Excellent speed, arm strength and defensive instincts at a premium position. 17 years old out of Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.
  • Here’s the top ranked high school player in the United States 🇺🇸 on @baseballamerica’s 2020 MLB draft list. A Vanderbilt commit, Pete Crow-Armstrong (@petecrowarmstrong) is one of the top pure hitters and one of the best defensive center fielders in the country. Compact, adjustable swing with good hand-eye coordination and an all-fields approach from the left side. Excellent speed, arm strength and defensive instincts at a premium position. 17 years old out of Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.
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  • Last week I got a chance to see a player who is making a case to be the No. 1 international prospect in the 2020 class. Here’s Carlos Colmenarez, 15-year-old shortstop from Venezuela. Everything he does looks easy. Calm, balanced swing from the left side that’s quick, compact and powerful with good bat path staying through the hitting zone for a long time. Extremely impressive talent.
  • Last week I got a chance to see a player who is making a case to be the No. 1 international prospect in the 2020 class. Here’s Carlos Colmenarez, 15-year-old shortstop from Venezuela. Everything he does looks easy. Calm, balanced swing from the left side that’s quick, compact and powerful with good bat path staying through the hitting zone for a long time. Extremely impressive talent.
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  • Impressive bat speed from 2020 outfielder Jace Bohrofen (@19_jace_39) out of Westmoore HS in Oklahoma City. Good runner with a strong arm, one of @baseballamerica’s top 50 high school prospects in the country. 17 years old, 6-2, 195 lbs, uncommitted.
  • Impressive bat speed from 2020 outfielder Jace Bohrofen (@19_jace_39) out of Westmoore HS in Oklahoma City. Good runner with a strong arm, one of @baseballamerica’s top 50 high school prospects in the country. 17 years old, 6-2, 195 lbs, uncommitted.
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  • Venezuelan 🇻🇪 shortstop Luis Ariza, 15 (and 14 in this video), playing in MLB Trainer Partnership Program showcases. 2020 international prospect.
  • Venezuelan 🇻🇪 shortstop Luis Ariza, 15 (and 14 in this video), playing in MLB Trainer Partnership Program showcases. 2020 international prospect.
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  • A catcher to watch from the 2021 international class out of Venezuela, Alejandro Rios. 14 now, playing here in Las Vegas at 13.
  • A catcher to watch from the 2021 international class out of Venezuela, Alejandro Rios. 14 now, playing here in Las Vegas at 13.
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