PRLog - May 16, 2012 - One year ago, co-founder of Global Sports Group (GSG), Bob Rivera was in a Dominican Republic town called Sabana Perdido. There he found a shortstop that many agents and Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts had not heard about. Unlike most agents who want their talent to be noticed early, Bob, along with his brother and GSG co-founder Jim Rivera, took a different strategy and kept that find to themselves until the most opportune moment.
Emerson Jimenez signing day with Rockies scouts, his mom & GSG Agent Bob Rivera
When most of the other true shortstops were committed for the July 2, 2011 picks in the Dominican Republic, GSG initiated an aggressive campaign to promote their find to the MLB teams. That strategy proved to be successful when shortstop Emerson Jimenez became the highest signed player for the Colorado Rockies in 2011. Since his signing, Emerson’s scouting reports suggest that he has certainly met up to the Rockies’ expectations.
Following on the heels of Emerson Jimenez’s success, GSG kicked into gear and looks forward to presenting four players for the MLB picks this July 2, 2012. Many of the MLB scouts looking to land the best talent in the Dominican Republic this year will be hearing about these players for the first time in this article.
Who are these four players being represented by Global Sports Group? They include three outfielders and one pitcher:
1. Melvin Williams – a 6'3", 190lbs, outfielder with a power bat. He will be 16 this August 2012.
2. Kelly de la Rosa – a 6'2”, 180lbs, outfielder with a power bat, above average arm, and 6.9/60 speed. He is currently 16.
3. Jose Gilberto Vital – a 6’1”, 175lbs, outfielder with good power, above average arm, and speed. He is currently 16.
4. Jose Gabriel Gonzales Vargas – a 6’1”, 170lbs, right-handed pitcher throwing 86-88 mph, excellent change up and drop on the curve ball. He is currently 16.
Global Sports Group has brought its hardworking work ethic to the Dominican Republic in hopes of helping those players who work hard and have a good head on their shoulders, realize their dream of signing with a Major League Baseball team. "We are not only very interested in our players, but also their families..."
What’s in the future plans for Global Sports Group? Perhaps there’s a hint in Bob’s comments, “Eventually we want to provide the best training and tools to develop players so that they and their families can live the dream of being part of the Major League Baseball experience.”