Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Royals Sign Dominican Righty

In what has been an incredibly excited morning for Royals fans, the Royals continued to add to the top farm system in the top 100 era by signing seventeen year old right hander Igor Feliz. Like Darwin Castillo, Feliz had been starring in the Dominican Prospect League. Flashing a low 90s fastball that recently has climbed into the mid 90s. Also, according to the Dominican Prospect League site it is easy to see Feliz developing into a starter due to his good feel for off speed pitches.

It is hard to find any new information on prospects from the Dominican, but if I manage to I will add it to the post. As Clint from 14 for 77 pointed out Feliz's $225K bonus is about the same that would be awarded to a 5th -10th round selection.

Most of the top wave of talent will be hitting Kansas City at some point this season and they will then have roughly six or seven years before they hit free agency. It also takes approximately six or seven years to develop sixteen or seventeen year old signees. Given that timetable the Royals could be in a good position this offseason to build what could a critical wave in talent.

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