Braves Quote For The Day ... Panamanian Domination

From Ben Badler's International Review of the NL East over at Baseball America comes this neat fact about the Braves scouting success in the country of Panama:

How well have the Braves scouted Panama? There are just three Panamanian prospects in the 2011 Prospect Handbook, and all three-Randall Delgado, Christian Bethancourt and Dismasther Delgado-were signed by Braves scout Luis Ortiz. Atlanta signed five more Panamanian players last year, most notably catcher Carlos Sanchez and lefthander Oriel Caicedo.

And just to add to the confusion...

Caicedo's brother, also named Oriel Caicedo, is a 19-year-old righthander who pitched for Atlanta's DSL club last summer. The younger Caicedo, 17, is 5-foot-11 and has feel to pitch with a mid-to-high 80s fastball and the beginnings of a solid curveball.

There's good stuff on several other prospects the Braves signed last year, but you've got to subscribe to get the info. And yes, Baseball America is worth a yearly subscription.

By the way, Oriel Caicedo the elder's line for the DSL looks pretty funny:  In 21.2 IP, he gave up only 13 hits and struck out 21, but walked 23 (twenty-three) and hit 6 batters. Let's hope his younger brother's "feel to pitch" is better.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker