Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/11/12
How much stock can you put into stats from the Dominican Summer League? In a few years, we might just find out. The man pictured above is none other than Vicente Lupo, a highly-touted international prospect that signed on with the Mets in July of 2010. I have never seen anything along the lines of footage from Vicente Lupo, so all I have to work with are the numbers that he put up and his scouting reports. When Lupo signed on with the Mets, he was ranked #25 on BA’s list of International Prospects, and he was garnering attention for one reason: his offensive capabilities. Lupo is only 19 and has played two seasons in the DSL so far, standing at 6’0 and 180 lbs. The Mets signed him for a low to mid six figure bonus believed to be about $400,000. He has some time to fill out his frame, and his power was listed as “plus-plus” at the time of his signing. If he follows up with numbers similar to what he posted in his second season, he will be on the fast track to success in no time. His ...
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