Jorge Arangure tweeted that Dominican prospect Elier Hernandez is working with the Royals on a July 2nd deal. Hernandez is one of the top Dominican prospects this year and is a big fish in the Dominican group as a possible 5 tool outfielder in the future.
Hernandez compares his game to Andruw Jones while playing Centerfield like the former Atlanta Brave phenom. Â Elier played in the DPL last season but switched over to the newly formed IPL this year. Â This is the type of big splash that I said I would like to see the Royals make expect more to come with the budget that Dayton Moore has available to him by the departure of Gil Meche.
For more info on Elier Hernandez and any of the top international prospects head over to DPLBaseball.com.
I’ll be putting out a Top 10 Dominican prospect list following the draft as well as interviews with both of the heads of the DPL and IPL.