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Top Prospect #20: Welinson Baez

The Phillies haven't done as good of a job as other teams in scouting the Dominican Republic, but they at least came up with a good infield prospect in Welinson Baez. While his early numbers weren't overly impressive, 2005 seemed to be a turning point for Baez.

Welinson Baez had just turned 18 when the Phillies signed him and instantly started touting his potential. Since he signed late in 2002, he didn't have the opportunity to start his career immediately and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League in 2003. In his first two seasons, Baez was unable to climb out of the GCL and had posted a two-season average of just .240 in the lowest levels of the... Recommended Stories

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