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2006 Scouting Report: Balbino Fuenmayor

Last month the Toronto Blue Jays signed Venezuelan prospect Balbino Fuenmayor to a lucrative $1.5 million contract. Fuenmayor, a third baseman who has been compared to Chipper Jones by some scouts, is expected to come over to the States this month and is currently scheduled to begin his professional baseball career in 2007. Find more about Fuenmayor in this exclusive scouting report.

Although the interest from Major League clubs began over the past season, agents knew about Fuenmayor since he was 15-year-old and everyone rushed to sign him. Scouts mobbed Fuenmayor with phone calls and visits to his house, trying to ink him to a deal, and represent him in future negotiations with Major League clubs. Fuenmayor, who signed with Attilio Ambrosio from SXF Sports, signed the...

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