Astros: 6 prospects selected in the LIDOM Draft including Yainer Diaz

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Enmanuel Valdez, Deury Carrasco and Bryan De Paula have been selected by the Toros Del Este.

Enmanuel Valdez

Valdez started the ’21 season with the Tourists, before being promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi. In 93 total minor-league games this season, the left-hander is slashing .255/.323/.528, which displays a lot of power.

The 22-year-old can play left field, second base and third base, as his versatility will be an asset for the Toros this Winter. Most teams in the LIDOM utilize the different gloves that players are accustomed to.

Deury Carrasco

Carrasco has played his ’21 season all with the Tourists, while the left-handed hitter has posted .225/.354/.400 in 36 games this season. The 21-year-old can play all infield positions, excluding first base.

Brayan De Paula

De Paula started his ’21 campaign with the Woodpeckers before being promoted to the Tourists, as the left-hander posted a 1.78 ERA over 30.1 innings in Low-A. Since his promotion, the script has been flipped with a 6.67 ERA in 28.1 innings. The 22-year-old is currently on the 7-day injured list.

(Statistics as of Sept. 9)

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In other prospect news, infielder/outfielder Pedro Leon has begun working out at the Astros’ spring training facilities in West Palm Beach, as he nears six weeks since his left-pinky finger fracture on July 26.

Top 50 international prospect, Kenni Gomez from Granma, Cuba, has also been reported to have found a range between $650K and $900K for his signing bonus, as reported by Francys Romero. More has started to come out on the outfielder, as the next signing period opens Jan. 15, 2022.