Loaded Talent in the International Signing Pool, and Potential Twins Targets

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3. Adrian Rondon, SS, Dominican Republic

Rondon is another power hitting shortstop from the Island of Hispaniola. Don’t confuse him with a poor man’s Dermis Garcia, though. For months, Rondon was considered the top talent in the entire signing class, and some scouts still view him that way. He’s lanky with an incredibly easy swing, and his defensive abilities project to keep him at shortstop once he reaches the Major League level. He doesn’t have as much home run power as other top international prospects, but he can consistently drive the ball to both gaps. The dingers should come as his frame fills out. The Mariners, thank goodness, have been linked to Rondon.