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2017 State Draft Report: Caribbean



CROP RATING
updated_state_rating_five_starSolid, not spectacular
Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states
Puerto Rico typically has a legitimate first rounder and a few players that are in the mix early on day two of the draft. That's the case again in 2017, with Heliot Ramos expected to come off the board early, perhaps within the top 10 to 15 picks.

After Ramos, there's a number of intriguing young prep players with tools. The island is loaded with projectable arms and explosive quick-twitch athletes, such as Ricardo De La Torre and Nelson Velazquez.

NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports
1. Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R. (30) 2. Ricardo De La Torre, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. (196) 3. Nelson Velazquez, OF, PJ Education School, Carolina, P.R. (202) 4. Jerryell Rivera Gonzalez, LHP, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (208) 5. Jonathan Rodriguez, OF, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (223) 6. Wilberto Rivera, RHP, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (247) 7. Santis Sanchez, C, International Baseball Academy, Las Piedras, P.R. (367) 8. Gabriel Rodriguez, OF, Colegio Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R. (407) 9. Jan Mercado, C, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. (410)
OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE
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2024 Players Who Impressed At The WWBA Championships

Breaking down the 2024 players who made a name for themselves at the WWBA underclass and sophomore championships in Fort Myers.

10. Abdiel Layer, SS/3B, Colegio Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R. 11. Jorge Oscar Benitez Roman, LHP, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. 12. Jan Figueroa, RHP, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. 13. Joab Gonzalez, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. 14. Jonathan Nieves, C, International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R. 15. Jose Marcano, SS/2B, Petra Mercado Bougart HS, Humacao, P.R. 16. Shamir Morales Rodriguez, C, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.

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