Found January 18, 2013 on NESN.com:
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The second annual MLB Prospect International Showcase that began Wednesday morning not only displayed some of the most talented teens in Latin America, but it also hosted some of the biggest names in all of baseball, including former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. For two days, players (old and new), scouts and managers gathered in the Dominican Republic to see the future of baseball. According to MLB.com, these prospects hailed from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Curacao, and Panama. But they weren’t only playing to impress the scouts who came from all 30 teams as they were also in the company of Martinez, Joe Torre, Kim Ng (MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations) and Joel Araujo (manager of Latin American game development). The combination of all of these big names alongside young guys just trying to get signed this summer was a first in international scouting, but with the success of this showcase it surely won’t be the last. The two days were filled wi...
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