International Notes: Roy, Beras

Earlier today we heard 26-year-old Adonis Garcia is drawing interest. Here are more links on the international market:

  • The Mariners signed French left-hander Alexandre Roy, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. The 6’1” 16-year-old is a ‘project’ who can reach 88 mph with his fastball and offers a developing change-up.
  • Senior VP for baseball operations Kim Ng says MLB hopes to resolve the Jairo Beras issue soon, Yahoo’s Tim Brown tweets. The Rangers agreed to terms with the Dominican teenager yesterday, but MLB and competing executives believe he is 16 and therefore too young to sign.


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8 Comments on "International Notes: Roy, Beras"


3 years 6 months ago

Wait, I’m confused. The Mariners signed a 16 year old but the Rangers are having trouble signing Beras because he “might” be 16?

roomwithamoose
3 years 6 months ago

I was going to ask the same thing, makes no sense.

$22264602
3 years 6 months ago

He’s signing with the Mariners, let’s just overlook the fact he’s 16 , they need this one. Lets focus on the evil Rangers! This is an outrage! Void the signing Bud!

bjsguess
3 years 6 months ago

He must be something really special. I was 6′ throwing 85+ when I was 16. I had crap for off-speed and struggled to find the plate. There were definitely guys who threw harder and had decent curves (2 on my team). Nobody was beating down our doors. I wonder what makes this kid special. There must literally be thousands of arms like this in the United States right now.

3 years 5 months ago

 Maybe they messed up the kilometers to miles conversion.

3 years 5 months ago

Well he is left handed, and you know what they say about left handers.

Madman2TX
3 years 5 months ago

You guys are talking like Beras is a pitcher…isn’t he an outfielder?

Madman2TX
3 years 5 months ago

Nevermind, you’re talking about Roy…