Rangers "all but certain to sign" Guillermo Pimentel


With two months remaining until the July 2 start of the signing period, several high-profile players are starting to get linked to certain teams. Outfield prospect Guillermo Pimentel, a left-handed slugger, is all but certain to sign with the Texas Rangers for a bonus that many Dominican sources believe will be in the $1.5 million to $2 million range. Pimentel has spent a significant amount of time at the Rangers' academy in the Dominican and also visited the team's spring training facility in Arizona in March. At least two international scouting directors say that Pimentel will no longer work out for teams, making it all the more likely Texas will sign him.


The Rangers are also heavily tied to Curacao pitcher Jurickson Profar, a 16-year-old right-hander who once starred in the 2004 Little League World Series.