We heard last week that top international prospect Lucius Fox was signing with the Giants, but I'm always nervous until the deal is official. What if another team swoops in? Is it LexCorp? I'll bet LexCorp is the one with the bigger offer. Don't trust them, Lucius!
The Giants announced the deal on Wednesday, and the young shortstop will even be at AT&T Park today. That seems pretty official. The Giants also announced all of their signings so far, some of which I knew about, and some of which I'm finding out about for the first time. Here's the table from the original press release:
|Fox, Lucius||7/2/1997||SS||Bahamas||Nassau, BAH||6'1||175||S/R|
|Adames, Abel||12/8/1995||RHP||Dominican Republic||La Vega, DR||6'6||190||R/R|
|Batista, Robinson||10/11/1998||SS||Dominican Republic||Dajabon, DR||5'11||160||S/R|
|De Leon, Wascar||1/8/1998||SS||Dominican Republic||Santiago, DR||5'11||198||S/R|
|Figueroa, Miguel||8/9/1997||RHP||Dominican Republic||Santiago, DR||6'2||165||R/R|
|Herrera, Joan||12/8/1998||RHP||Dominican Republic||Puerto Plata, DR||6'1||180||R/R|
|Labour, Franklin||5/11/1998||OF||Dominican Republic||Los Frailes, DR||6'1||190||R/R|
|Marte, Jose||6/14/1996||RHP||Dominican Republic||Santiago, DR||6'3||180||R/R|
|Suarez, William||3/21/1998||RHP||Dominican Republic||Azua, DR||6'3||175||R/R|
|Pinto, Oliver||9/4/1996||RHP||Panama||Tocumen, PA||6'0||175||R/R|
|Castro, Kervin||2/7/1999||RHP||Venezuela||Aragua, VZ||5'11||170||R/R|
|Genoves, Ricardo||5/14/1999||C||Venezuela||Caracas, VZ||6'2||190||R/R|
|Gutierrez, Nishell||5/4/1999||C||Venezuela||Cojedes, VZ||5'10||165||S/R|
|Labrador, Jorge||3/9/1999||RHP||Venezuela||Zulia, VZ||6'1||180||R/R|
|Rincones, Diego||6/14/1999||OF||Venezuela||Bolivar, VZ||6'0||175||R/R|
And here's a ranking of the top five names from this class.
- Lucius Fox
- JORGE LABRADOR
- Abel Adames (relieving a Matt Cain start only)
- Franklin Labour
- Kervin Castro (amazing pitcher name)
Hopefully, the Giants aren't done, considering they're already giving up their ability to sign a premium international prospect next year by blowing through their spending cap. Eddy Martinez is the new name to get used to.
@JesseSanchezMLB are the Giants in on Martinez?— Justin (@JGallagher24) July 3, 2015
Yes. Among the teams that have shown serious interest. https://t.co/AkofzRHgbR— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 3, 2015
A couple of videos for a pair of players that haven't been covered here, starting with Wascar De Leon:
Most of these players won't make the majors, but here's hoping for 15 superstars, all of whom make Dodgers fans bitter and jealous for two decades.