11/30/11

The Keepers: - #45 - OF Vincente Lupo

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45.     OF      Vincente Lupo  - OF

7-8-10: - The Mets signed Vincente Lupo as a non-drafted international free agent. He supposedly has a strong bat and hits for average.

8-9-11 from Paul DePodesta: - And there’s an outfielder named Vicente Lupo -- the kid who got really sick last fall. Really, really sick. He’s an outfielder from Venezuela. He was the one who had malignant hypothermia. He’s back and playing

8-22-11: - #19 – OF Vincente Lupo – You will start hearing more of this name next year. Lupo was signed by the Mets with an estimated $500-600K bonus and was the 25th best ranked prospect form Latin America. He is also considered to have plus to plus-plus raw power, but became very sick after the draft. He’s fine now and the 17-yr. old is getting his feet wet, and his strength back, for the DSL1 team. I have him a little high in 2012, starting off for K-Port. His illness may push him back to the GCL team, but, believe me, he’s coming stateside.

5 comments:

Phlavio said...

Lupo is 6'0" and 180 pounds. It isn't the build that I think of when I think of "Plus Plus Power" but he does seem to have a good amount of pop in the bat. He split time between LF, RF and DH in the DSL.

Mack said...

None of his past professional stats can be counted. He was playing with undiagnosed cancer.

Phlavio said...

Agreed.

I was simply pointing out that he's not as BIG as I typically look for a power hitter to be.

Sylvan said...

Power hitters don't have to be 6'6". Lupo is the same height as David Wright, Manny Ramirez and Jose Bautista.

Justin M. said...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lupo--000vic

Just noticed that this kid was mashing this year (1.119 OPS) in the Dominican League. Any chance he comes to brooklyn next year? Would love to see him play.

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