Meet Michel Inoa, the 16-year-old pitching phenom who just signed a $4.25 million dollar deal with the Oakland A’s. See photos and a biography of Michel below.
The 6 foot 7 right-hander from the Dominican Republic throws at 94 mph and international scouts have touted him as a “once in a decade type pitcher”. Scouting reports on Inoa have all been quite favorable, with reports even suggesting that his 6 foot 7, 205 pound frame will probably grow some more. Well of course, he’s only 16. Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane said:
“We think Michel is one of the best Latin American prospects to come out in the last decade. That’s why we spent so much time and made such a significant investment. We felt like this kid, if not this year, then a couple years from now would have (projected) as a top-five pick.”
As a biography, Michel Inoa was born on September 24, 1991. He is 16 years old. He hails from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. He stands 6 feet 7 and weighs 205 pounds.
Michel comes from a baseball family – his father, Simon, played first base in the Dominican, and mother Juana Ventura was a softball pitcher.
Inoa will travel to the U.S. for a physical but will head back home to the Dominican Republic and spend time at the Oakland A’s La Victoria Baseball Academy.
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