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 PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:02 am   
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reinierguerra wrote:
Someone to keep an eye on is Raynel Delgado, also a ss who i believe was our highest rated recruit coming into the draft and is still on the board. Hope some of these kids choose us, although is a tough decision for sure.


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Looks like Kevin Vargas is also signing professionally with the Cardinals, according to his twitter profile.


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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:34 pm   
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Update

Lency Delgado - Signed with the White Sox - 4th Round
Raynel Delgado - Signed with Cleveland - 6th Round
Yeakarlos LLera - Signed with the Orioles - 6th Round
Xavier Valentin - Signed with the Rangers - 19th Round

Following remain unsigned and have until Friday July 6 to sign:

Franco Aleman - RHP - 6'6" - Braves - 38th Round (Should stick with FIU)
John Rodriguez - SS - 6'2" - Rays - 37th Round (Should stick with FIU)
Kevin Vargas - SS - 6'2" - Cardinals - 22nd Round (hope he sticks, would be a great replacement for Silva)
Christopher Williams - OF - 6'1" - Reds - 15th Round (This would be a nice addition, some drafted in this area choose to go to JC to be eligible for next year's draft).

I think we have a shot at all 4. If they do come, then that would be some major talent for Coach Melendez to integrate into an already talented group.

He needs the bullpen guys to develop though, because that was the MAJOR weakness of last years team. You knew as soon as the starters were out that runs would be scored and no lead was save.

Highly rated guys like Jan Figueroa, Everett Hurst, Greyson Fletcher and Christian Santana need to step up to make this team formidable. Go F I U!


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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:11 pm   
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Thanks for the info, FPF! Landing all those kids would really bolster our talent level going on the future. Go Panthers!!

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 PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:07 am   
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FIUPantherFan wrote:
Update

Lency Delgado - Signed with the White Sox - 4th Round
Raynel Delgado - Signed with Cleveland - 6th Round
Yeakarlos LLera - Signed with the Orioles - 6th Round
Xavier Valentin - Signed with the Rangers - 19th Round

Following remain unsigned and have until Friday July 6 to sign:

Franco Aleman - RHP - 6'6" - Braves - 38th Round (Should stick with FIU)
John Rodriguez - SS - 6'2" - Rays - 37th Round (Should stick with FIU)
Kevin Vargas - SS - 6'2" - Cardinals - 22nd Round (hope he sticks, would be a great replacement for Silva)
Christopher Williams - OF - 6'1" - Reds - 15th Round (This would be a nice addition, some drafted in this area choose to go to JC to be eligible for next year's draft).

I think we have a shot at all 4. If they do come, then that would be some major talent for Coach Melendez to integrate into an already talented group.

He needs the bullpen guys to develop though, because that was the MAJOR weakness of last years team. You knew as soon as the starters were out that runs would be scored and no lead was save.

Highly rated guys like Jan Figueroa, Everett Hurst, Greyson Fletcher and Christian Santana need to step up to make this team formidable. Go F I U!


Kevin Vargas signed June 14th and is currently playing rookie league ball for the Cardinals. I don’t know why it has not been updated on the mlb draft tracker and perfect game site yet. http://m.mlb.com/player/677959/kevin-vargas

In addition to the remaining unsigned drafted players there are several highly ranked FIU signees/commits that were not drafted that will hopefully come to FIU including Jerret Ford (#165), Manny Gonzalez (#171), Angel Tiburcio (#190), and Juan Texiera (#251). Some of those, as you mentioned may choose to go to JUCO to be eligible for next season.


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