Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tapping Talent in the Virgin Islands

Brewers scouts attended the Scout Day in the Virgin Islands that was covered in a story a week or two ago that we linked to. The recap is here: Young talents get chance to shine for MLB scouts. It sounds like there is some legitimate talent there, but that the players are probably several years away still.

Former Brewers' second base prospect Callix Crabbe, a rule 5 draft pick by the San Diego Padres earlier this season, is from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

I'm no draft expert, but speculation on BrewerFan.net is that Virgin Islands players are draft eligible like Puerto Rican prospects because the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are U.S. territories.

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