Minnesota Twins Sign Top-10 International Prospect, Daiber De Los Santos

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In what has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Minnesota Twins and their front office, some activity emerged today with the opening of the 2024 international signing period, where the Twins successfully secured agreements with two of the top 50 international prospects.

Minnesota Twins international signings – 2024

These agreements involve shortstop Daiber De Los Santos, positioned as the No. 8 international prospect, and outfielder Eduardo Beltre, holding the No. 39 spot.

No. 8: Daiber De Los Santos (17 y/o) – Dominican Republic

Originating from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, De Los Santos is a 17-year-old talent with a listed height of 6’1″ and weight of 160 pounds. He throws and bats right-handed and projects as a future power hitter. Here is a video of De Los Santos taking BP.

According to a scouting report on MLB.com they mention that De Los Santos

“Might have the best raw tools in the class. One thing is certain — the team that signs him and places him in its academy is going to have fun watching him develop. The athletic De Los Santos has fast hands and the potential to have plus arm strength and plus raw power. Overall, he’s emerging as a premium defender at a premium position.”

At just 17 years old, it’ll be awhile before we see him in a Twins uniform. Keep his name in the back of your mind, though, as he projects and has the raw tools of a future MLB star.

No. 39: Eduardo Beltre (17 y/o) – Dominican Republic

Coming from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Beltre is a 17-year-old talent, standing at 6’1″ and weighing 170 pounds. He too bats and throws right-handed. Scouts say he has an aggressive approach at the plate, with a strong arm being in the outfield. Here is a video of Beltre taking BP.

According to a scouting report on MLB.com they emphasize that Beltre

is a powerful athlete with an aggressive approach at the plate and could one day sport plus tools across the board. He has the ability to become a plus runner with plus arm strength in the future, which both work to his advantage in the outfield. He’s known as a reliable center fielder who takes good routes and has good instincts with solid throwing mechanics. There’s a chance he could move to right in the future if he outgrows center.

Beltre could have a bright future in the outfield, with the potential to become a skilled hitter. His speed adds an extra dimension, making him a notable factor in base running and enhancing his overall appeal as a developing player. Witnessing the development of these players is intriguing, especially when you sense the prospect of striking gold with their talent.

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