Meet our future shortstop:
"He has soft hands, a strong arm and a nice approach," said Regier, who added that Silveiro played nine innings against the Angels during Instructional League action Thursday.
"There's still a lot of work to be done there, and we have to help him with things like the language barrier," Regier added. "But, baseball is baseball."
Wilder and the rest of the White Sox Latin America crew signed Silveiro out of the Dominican Republic. There's no basic timetable set for Silveiro's progression upwards, but the talented middle infielder could be a Major Leaguer before he turns 21.
"You hope a guy like this will be an impact player," said Regier of Silveiro. "When you get a player of his talent, at this age, you are hoping he comes fast."
- The Legend's agent wants a 6-year, $84 million contract! Also, the Phillies may be after Joe Crede.
Jim looks at Arizona's bullpen and contrasts it with ours.
- Minnie Minoso received the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement award
- Baseball America published the International League (AAA) Top 20 Prospects List and the Pacific Coast League (AAA) Top 20 Prospects List. Josh Fields is at #4 in the IL list. BTW, here's the Texas League (AA) Top 20 Prospects List to go along with the Southern and Eastern League's AA prospect lists.
- Keith Foulke is coming back for the 2008 season.