Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dodgers signed 17-year-old RHP Bernardo Reyes out of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Adrian and David Gonzalez -

The Dodgers signed 17-year-old RHP Bernardo Reyes out of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. He's close to turn 18 years and is the first player to be sold from the David Gonzalez academy of Tijuana. David is the father of Dodgers first basemen Adrian Gonzalez.

By signing directly to a MLB club, Reyes might never play in Mexico. You see, Mexican teams (Liga Mexicana de Beisbol) prefer to sign players and put them in a academy and then sell them to MLB teams. Mexican teams usually keep most of the profit. By doing what Reyes did, he will most likely be put in a black list among Mexican owners.

By the way, yesterday I posted a link of David Gonzalez and why he is suing MLB. Click here to read it if you haven't. It's very interesting.

One last note on Reyes.... He was scouted by Mike Brito, the man that signed Fernando Valenzuela.

That's all I have on Reyes. No details on how hard he throws or what type of pitches.

Thanks to Jose Carlos Campos of El Rincon Beisbolero for some of these notes.

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