Rafael DePaula May Sign Soon

17-year-old righty Rafael DePaula may sign soon, reports MLBTR contributor Blake Bentley on the scene in the Dominican Republic.  Bentley sees a two-horse race between the Yankees and Mariners, with a bonus in the $1.5-2MM range possible.

DePaula threw a showcase yesterday, working in the 92-93 mph range.  You can view Bentley's video of that here.  ESPN's Jorge Arangure Jr. reported in January that DePaula's birth date was verified as April 1, 1992 by Junta Central, "the Dominican's official registrar."  Previously MLB had suspended DePaula for a year on the belief that he lied about his age.


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6 Comments on "Rafael DePaula May Sign Soon"


Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

Get it done, Cash.

5 years 5 months ago

DePaula, for his part, says it’s the most exciting thing to happen to him in 21 years.

I keed. I keed.

thebirdsarespies
5 years 5 months ago

You’re probably not wrong.

bustercherrie
5 years 5 months ago

Nahhhhhhhhh… get it done GMZ

Yankees420
5 years 5 months ago

Anyone have a scouting report on this guy?

Yankees420
5 years 5 months ago

Anyone have a scouting report on this guy?