Cardinals, Mariners To Sign International Prospects

The Cardinals and Mariners moved closer to six-figure deals with international prospects today. The Cardinals got approval from MLB for their deal with Venezuelan prospect Leobaldo Pina, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (on Twitter). The shortstop will receive a bonus worth $300K or so.

You may not have heard of Gabriel Guerrero, but you've heard of his uncle. The Mariners signed Vladimir Guerrero's nephew for $400K, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 17-year-old Dominican is a "big-bodied right-handed hitter" with raw power. Badler writes that the prospect projects as a corner outfielder with a solid arm, just like Vlad.


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15 Comments on "Cardinals, Mariners To Sign International Prospects"


EdinsonPickle
4 years 6 months ago

That’s awesome! Big Daddy Vladdy’s nephew is getting signed.

Ferrariman
4 years 6 months ago

is there any info on the shortstop?

4 years 6 months ago

I was just trying to find out his age….

frontdeskmike
4 years 6 months ago

His real age or what he claims to be his age?

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 6 months ago

Vlad’s nephew, awesome!!

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

Raw power in Seattle will result in nothing but fly outs.

m4r1n3r
4 years 6 months ago

Please check Vlad’s record at Safeco and get back to me.

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

Wow, one player. Care to check the all time hitters stats at Safeco? It’s a power hitters worst nightmare.

m4r1n3r
4 years 6 months ago

A right handed power hitters nightmare sure. But it can be overcome if you have enough power. Vlad has that power and hopefully his nephew does too.

4 years 6 months ago

So does this mean that Gabriel is the son of Wilton Guerrero (Vlad’s brother)??

Jumsy
4 years 6 months ago

I read somewhere that Pina is 16 years old.

DJGreen47
4 years 6 months ago

That means he’s probably 34.

vtadave
4 years 6 months ago

and that makes El Duque what, 76?

4 years 6 months ago

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Ferrariman
4 years 6 months ago

he probably won’t have any major impact for 6 years. If the M’s aren’t contenders by then…well….someone’s gotta go. Hopefuly it’s Felix to St. Louis :)