UPDATED 1/21/2019

International Baseball Partners (IBP) released information about its upcoming Cuban player showcase scheduled for the Dominican Republic. According to IBP President, Mike Powers, the showcase will take place on Thursday, January 24th at Estrella Stadium in San Pedro de Macoris from 9: 00 am until 12:00 pm.

The showcase includes top Cuban prospects as well as several players from Venezuela.  Headlining the event is Cuban outfielder, Miguel Rafael Pita Bejerano, a highly touted five tool player that is an impressive 6’4 195 pounds.  One veteran MLB scout believes Pita has the tools to star in the big leagues.  He’s already caught the attention of scouts with a quick, electric bat and a plus arm and glove.  He’s projected for center field because of his sub 6.6 speed but “his arm plays well in right field too”, according to the scout.

Miguel Rafael Pita Bejerano throwing Miguel Rafael Pita Bejerano batting Miguel Rafael Pita Bejerano at bat Miguel Rafael Pita Bejerano pitching

In addition to Pita, big right-handed pitcher, Yuri Jose Torres Lopez will be on hand to lead a talented group of pitchers. Torres is 6’3 205 pounds with a heavy 95-96 mph fastball.

Shortstop, Ramon Miguel Mojena Morales (6’2 175) is another quality shortstop in a long line of middle infielders from Cuba.  His size, range, glove and bat will play well at the next level according to reports.  Venezuela catcher, Jose Ciruci (5’10 185) clocks an impressive 1.78 – 1.82 pop time and delivers at the plate with comparison’s to Boston Red Sox slugger, Steve Pierce according to observers.

Powers also announced a showcase for “July Second” players eligible to sign for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The showcase is scheduled for Friday, January 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the University of UASD Stadium in Santo Domingo.  Players from Cuba and the Dominican Republic will be on hand to impress scouts. 

Nine pitchers are scheduled to appear including 2019 eligible, Cuban left-hander Nomar Medina, as well as 2020 eligible 6’6 right-hander, Anderson Evangelista from the Dominican Republic.

Cuban outfielder, Josue Mago Vasquez, a 6’3 strong, power hitter will be on hand as will Dominican catcher Edison Guillermo Carrasco Baez, a big, athletic burgeoning star with a 1.80 pop and great swing.

Those interested in more information can contact Mike Powers (410) 458-5747 or Joel Bradley (954) 478-3859.

 

Updated Roster for the Cuban Showcase, January 24th in San Pedro include:

CUBA   OF – MIGUEL RAFAEL PITA BEJERANO – (R/R) 6’4 – 195 (22 YEARS OLD – DOB 9/29/96)
NOTES: 5 TOOL GRADES, 6.5 – 60 YDS, ATHLETIC BUILD, QUICK ELECTRIC BAT WITH POWER, PLUS ARM AND GLOVE.

CUBA   OF – KARELL PAZ GUTIERREZ – 6’3  (19 YEARS OLD – DOB 8/11/99)
NOTES:  GREAT ATHLETE, PLAYS WITH POWER

CUBA   OF – KEVIN HAYRON MARRERO CALDERON – (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 1/24/02)
NOTES:  STRONG ATHLETIC RUNNER, POWER SWING.

CUBA   OF – ELIECER GRINAN MARTINEZ – 6’0 (22 YEARS OLD – DOB 2/8/96)
NOTES:  COVERS GROUND WITH GOOD DROPS; CONSISTENT CONTACT WITH GAP ABILITY

CUBA   SS – RAMON MIGUEL MOJENA MORALES – (R/R) 6’2 – 175 (23 YEARS OLD – DOB 6/29/95)
NOTES: ABOVE AVG GLOVE AND RANGE, 6.9 – 60, HITS FOR AVG W GAP POWER.

CUBA   SS – JONNATHAN LORENZO BARRIOS DIAZ – (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 2/23/03)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; GOOD RANGE WITH QUICK RELEASE

CUBA   3B – RUBEN SOTO PEREZ – 6’0 207 (24 YEARS OLD – DOB 5/22/94)
NOTES: POWER BAT, WORKS COUNTS, STRONG ARM; GOOD SWING WITH CONTACT AREA IN FRONT

CUBA   C – ARIEL ALEJANDRO YERA HERNANDEZ – 6’3 (22 YEARS OLD – DOB 1/20/97)
NOTES:  STRONG BUILD, GOOD HANDS AND RELEASE; GAP POWER.

CUBA   LHP – DELVER ALFONSO LLANERA – 6’1  (21 YEARS OLD – DOB 5/16/97)
NOTES:  TOUGH ON RHH; EXCELLENT OFF-SPEED DELIVERY.

CUBA   LHP – LUIS ENRIQUEZ GONZALEZ – 6’3  (18 YEARS OLD – DOB 2/21/00)
NOTES:   DOWNHILL THROWER PHYSICAL GAINS AHEAD.

CUBA   LHP – LEKIAM GABRIEL GOMEZ BELTRAN – 6’3 (19 YEARS OLD – 4/5/99)
NOTES:  TALL WITH LINEAR PROGRESSIONS; BIG UPSIDE.

CUBA   RHP – YURI JOSE TORRES LOPEZ –   6’3 – 205 (22 YEARS OLD DOB 1/28/96)
NOTES: FB 95 -96 WITH GOOD MOVEMENT TO RHH, SLIDER SOLID 2ND PITCH CHANGE SELLS, REPEATABLE PITCHES.

CUBA   RHP – JORGE TORRES AGUILAR – 6’0 (24 YEARS OLD – DOB 1/19/95)
NOTES:  FB 91- 92 W COMMAND TOOLS, WORKS AHEAD, HAS A PLAN FOR HITTERS

CUBA   RHP – DIEGO GRANADO –   6’1  (21 YEARS OLD –  DOB 1/13/97)
NOTES:  GOOD TRANSITIONS, SOLID SPINS,  MOUND IQ.

VENEZUELA   LHP – XAVIER ALEXANDER GARCIA BRAVO – 6’2 – 190 (19 YEARS OLD – DOB 10-15-99)
NOTES: FB 90-91, SOLID 12/6 SPIN, ABOVE AVG CONTROL

VENEZUELA   RHP – WILLIAM JOSE FLORES VITIZAGATE – 6’1 185 (17 YEARS OLD – DOB 10/20/01)
NOTES:  ATHLETIC FRAME, SMART, SITS 88-89, GOOD SPINS.

VENEZUELA   C – JOSE CIRUCCI – 5’10 185 (R/R) (18 YEARS OLD DOB 7-7-00)
NOTES:  SOLID BUILD, FRAMES WELL, AGILE, BLOCKS WITH A 1.78 – 1.82 POP! POWER SWING.
Jose Cirucci 

Updated Roster for the “July Second” Showcase, January 25th in Santo Domingo include:

CUBA   OF –  LAZARO YOSMEL MONTES HERNANDEZ(14 YEARS OLD – DOB 10/22/04)
NOTES:  2021 ELIGIBLE; FAST WITH UPSIDE.

CUBA   OF – BARBARO ALEJANDRO PINEIRO – 6’2  (19 YEARS OLD – DOB 6/18/99)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; EXCELLENT ATHLETE WITH GOOD BAT ANGLE AND POWER.

CUBA   OF – KENDRY ROJAS – 6’1 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 11/26/02)
NOTES: 2019 ELIGIBLE; ATHLETIC FRAME WITH GROWTH GAINS AHEAD; FRONT CONTACT HITTER.

CUBA   SS – SANDRY HERNANDEZ(15 YEARS OLD – 2/28/03)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE;  RANGE AND RELEASE WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION AND VISION.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   LHP – NOMAR MEDINA – 6’1   (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 11/23/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; TALL WITH GROWTH AHEAD; GOOD ARM ACTION.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – HANCER ROSARIO – 6’2  170 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 5/8/02)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; TALL ATHLETIC BUILD WITH MORE GAINS, ELECTRIC FASTBALL 90-92 WITH SPINS.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – ANDRICSON SALVADOR (18 YEARS OLD – DOB 7/20/00)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; FB 88-89 GOOD ARM SPEED

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – RAYNEL MORON – 6’3  190 ( 17 YEARS OLD – DOB 3/17/01)
NOTES:   FREE AGENT; ATHLETIC FRAME,  POWER DELIVERY; DEPTH SPINS.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – JOHN RODRIGUEZ (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 10-9-02)
NOTES: 2019 ELIGIBLE; FB 90-91, EASY ARM SWING WITH COMMAND TOOLS

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – MIGUEL DIAZ – 6’3  180 (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 9/18/02)
NOTS:  2019 ELIGIBLE;  BIG BODY WITH GAINS AHEAD, FLUID WITH LINEAR DELIVERY. BIG UPSIDE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – JESUS SILVERIO – 6’2 185, (R/R) (16 TEARS OLD – DOB 7/15/2002)
NOTES: 2019 ELIGIBLE; CLEAN DELIVERY, FB 90-91, GROWTH GAINS AHEAD, BIG UPSIDE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – JANSEL ANTONIO CUEVAS BATISTA–  6’3 (16 YEARS OLD DOB 9/2/02)
NOTES: 2019 ELIGIBLE; STRONG ATHLETIC BUILD, THROWS DOWNHILL

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – ANDERSON EVANGELISTA – 6’6  172 (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 11/27/03)
NOTES:  2020 ELIGIBLE; VERY TALL WITH GROWTH GAINS STILL; GOOD ARM SPEED.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – FRANKEURI TAVERA – 6’0 180 (16 YEARS OLD DOB 6/12/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; 88-89 FASTBALL WITH GOOD ARM SPEED.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   RHP – ANTONIO JOAQUIN RAMOS – (16 YEARS OLD DOB 2/6/02)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT;  LINEAR WITH DECEPTION, AGGRESSIVE DELIVERY.

DOMINICAN REP   C – EDISON GUILLERMO CARRASCO BAEZ – 6’1  190 (17 YEARS OLD DOB 5/29/01)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; SOLID BUILD, ADVANCED PLAYER; GREAT SWING PATH WITH POWER!

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   C – FREILIN PIMENTEL – (R/R) 5’10 185 (18 YEARS OLD – DOB 1/26/00)
NOTES: FREE AGENT; GOOD SETS; QUICK TRANSFER; GAP ABILITY.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   C – STEVEN DARLIN – (R/R) (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 2/11/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; BLOCKS WELL, EXCELLENT AGILITY.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   C – RAYMI ALESANDEL REYES CAPELLAN – (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 4/22/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; ATHLETIC BEHIND THE PLATE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  OF –  JOSUE MAGO VASQUEZ – 6’3  ( 15 YEARS OLD – DOB 2/10/03)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; ATHLETIC FRAME WITH MORE GAINS; GOOD DROPS AND ANGLES; SQUARES THE BALL.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF –  JUAN CRISTIAN ONOFRE – 6’0 (16  YEARS OLD – DOB 3/31/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE;  SWIFT RUNNER, AGGRESSIVE BAT.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – YANSY MORENO – 6’4 190 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 8/29/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; ATHLETIC FRAME, POWER BAT, BIG UPSIDE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – ALBERONY GERMOSEN – 5’10 155 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 8/15/02)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; FAST, SOLID CONTACT HITTER.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – JUSTIN CASTILLO – 6’0 (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 6/10/03)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; ATHLETIC BUILD WITH GAP POWER

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – ROBERTO ALMARANTE – 5’11  160 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB7/10/02)
NOTES:  FAST WITH ATHLETIC SWING; GOOD BASEBALL IQ.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – LUIS ALEXANDER BAEZ- 6’4 180 (15 YEARS OLD – DOB 1/11/04)
NOTES:   2020 ELIGIBLE; BIG FRAME WITH POWER SWING; EXCELLENT UPSIDE. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   OF – ADRIAN D JESUS REYES VASQUEZ – (14 YEARS OLD – DOB 11/26/04)
NOTES:  2021 ELIGIBLE; WILL BE A TOP POSITIONAL PLAYER IN THE 2021 CLASS.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  UT – ENGELTH URENA – 6’1  (14 YEARS OLD – DOB 8/17/04)
NOTES:  2021 ELIGIBLE; GOOD RANGE AND ARM FROM THE OUTFIELD AND SOFT HANDS IN THE MIDDLE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   SS – LISSANDRO RODRIGUEZ – 6’0 175 (16 YEARS OLD – DOB 11/16/02)
NOTES:  GOOD SIZE FOR THE MIDDLE; GREAT RANGE, QUICK RELEASE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   SS – STERLING REYNOSO – (R/R) (17 YEARS OLD – October 2001
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; SOLID GLOVE, GOOD RANGE;

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   SS – KELVIN REINOSO GARCIA – (15 YEARS OLD – 3/11/03)
NOTES:  2019 ELIGIBLE; GREAT RANGE AND ARM.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   SS – JAVIER PENA 5’11 145 (14 YEARS OLD – DOB 10/11/04)
NOTES: 2021 ELIGIBLE; TALL ATHLETIC MOVEMENT; CONTACT HITTER. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3B – JUSTIN YAEL MARTINEZ AQUINO 6’2 195 (19 YEARS OLD – DOB 8/2/99)
NOTES:  FREE AGENT; BIG, ATHLETIC BUILD, POWER SWING.

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