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.

15 Responses to Cardinals, Mariners To Sign International Prospects Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

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

  2. Ferrariman 4 years ago

    is there any info on the shortstop?

  3. Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

    Vlad’s nephew, awesome!!

  4. dc21892 4 years ago

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

    • m4r1n3r 4 years ago

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

      • dc21892 4 years ago

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

        • m4r1n3r 4 years 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.

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

  6. Jumsy 4 years ago

    I read somewhere that Pina is 16 years old.

  7. Ferrariman 4 years 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 :)

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