Found January 08, 2013 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Ben Badler of Baseball America, one of the best when it comes to international signings, reported today the Dodgers signed Ariel Sandoval for $150,00. Sandoval, 17, is an outfielder from the Dominican Republic. Badler said the Dodgers' brass was impressed with Sandoval's potential to hit for average and power. He also has above-average speed that is currently good enough for center field. Sandoval, righty all the way, is 6'2, 180 pounds and, at 17, figures to fill out a bit more. Badler said he has enough arm to play right field Before people get too terribly excited, Sandoval will likely play in the Dominican Summer League for a couple years at minimum. He's at least five years away, if not a little longer. This is the Dodgers' first six-figure bonus signing since overhauling the international scouting department, including Vice President Bob Engle and Latin American Scouting Coordinator Patrick Guerrero. There's nothing not to like about thi...
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