Four European players joined Major League organizations during the international signing period since the beginning of July. We asked a European scout and he gave us his take on three of the four:
OF Max Kepler-Rozycki (GER, Regensburg, Minnesota Twins): He is a potential 5 tool guy. He is still you, so he’ll have a long way to reach the Major League, even though the investment has been very, very big.
IF Luca Martone (ITA, Nettuno, Houston Astros): He is still 16 and a slick infielder that can match the Latin guys. Body wise he is still undeveloped, so he has a lot of work in front of him.
LHP Jan Rehacek (CZE, Hoofddorp Pioniers, Minnesota Twins): He is over 20 years old, so he probably will have to prove right away that he can pitch at Class A level.