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Phillies Sign 17-Year Old Kamara from Germany

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, May 13, 2013 03:07 PM | Comments: 11
Minor Leagues, Signings

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According to Stefan Muller of Mister Baseball, the Phillies have signed 17-year old German powerhouse, center fielder Julsan Kamara to a seven year, minor league contract. Kamara stands 6’4, weighs 192 lbs, and is considered to be among the country’s top baseball prospects. Most recently, Kamara was Germany’s representative in the Power Showcase Home Run Derby, is a member of the German Junior National Team, and he already has a series of baseball cards issued by Leaf. We will be monitoring what looks like an exciting signing closely.

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Ian's athletic achievements include getting stuffed by NBA center Aaron Gray in high school and hitting .179 over four years for NYU against D-III, NAIA, JuCo, and NCBA schools. Ian hopes his athletic successes will help him achieve his dream of becoming the underground Bob Uecker.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 George L.

    A great signing, good job scouts! You deserve more credit than you guys get! :)

    George

     
  • Posts: 0 Bill B

    Ruben Ruben Ruben…. just when i was starting to dislike you, you go and do something amazing. Hope it pans out!

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    Very Toolsie player, still a bit raw and inexperienced, from Germany with +++ strength, plus running speed and ++ bat.

     
  • Posts: 0 DaveP

    Das ist gut.

     
  • Posts: 541 Bruce

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    I hate to sound like a spoilsport but signing a 17 year old kid playing sandlot ball in a country that lacks experience and professional skills of organiized baseball does not excite me. I’ll wait for results when he face professional pitching in the minors.

     
    • Posts: 0 Nik Kierniesky

      Mike Trout was overlooked 27 times because he was from the northern part of the country where they play a shorter season (Millville, NJ) and a smaller high school. Raw talent is hidden everywhere!

       
  • Posts: 0 DaveP

    Nobody’s calling him Bryce Harper. Just glad to see some outside of the box thinking in terms of scouting.

     
  • [...] He’s 6′ 4″, 192 lbs. [...]

     
  • Posts: 5222 Lefty

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    I think he’s the kind of guy you hate on another team, but love if he’s on your team. Like when we got Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez. Man, I hated those guys with the Reds. Not so much Perez, but Morgan and Rose were a total pain in the a… Of course all but Rose were washed up when they got here, but it was still better than seeing them in the opposition’s lineup.

     
  • Posts: 0 Stu

    I can’t stand him. When I worked for the Chiefs last year before he got called up he wouldn’t talk to anyone. A lot of the players on his team said they enjoyed having him on their team but hated him in the clubhouse because he looked down on everyone. He is a cocky arrogant kid.

     
  • Posts: 5222 Lefty

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    schmenkman, I agree with you. I didn’t express myself correctly when I wrote that. When I said we “see” him, I meant we “see” him for the first time in Clearwater for training camp. Yeah 2018-19, or something like that is more likely if he’s good enough.

     
 
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