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SS Daniel Juan (Sano Prequel?)


Longtime reader, love the info here at Bucs Dugout so I thought I'd ask a question I couldn't answer myself.

I was looking over some of Rene Gayo's past signings and came across a kid named Daniel Juan who the Buccos signed back in 2006. At the time Gayo had some pretty high praise for the kid:

 

"He's a great hitter. I mean, he can really rake," said Rene Gayo, director of Latin American scouting. "Of all the high-profile kids I've seen get taken, I've not seen anyone with the pitch recognition and ability to get the bat on the ball like this kid."

Juan, 18, is 6 feet 1, but Gayo's staff is optimistic that he will grow another 3 inches and develop power to go with his sound approach.

"When you look at him, build-wise, he looks like Vladimir Guerrero," Gayo said. "We think there's more there and, even if there isn't, we love his bat.

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 I was pretty disappointed when we lost out on Sano, but it sounds like this kid could have deserved just as much hype back in 06.   I found his stats from 2007 & 2008 (nothing special), but absolutely nothing from 2009? Did he get hurt? Name change? Flame out? 

 

 




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