The Dominican Summer League held its All-Star game on July 24. Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Randy de Jesus went 2-2, and he hit a two-run home run. As a result, he was named Liga Americana’s MVP.
MLB Pipeline ranked De Jesus as the 39th-best 2022 international prospect.
“He can make hard contact with a solid approach, but it’s his emerging power that really stands out,” they wrote. “In 2020, he worked on improving his conditioning, getting in better shape, losing some weight and adding strength to his impressive 6-foor-4 frame. De Jesus is athletic and while he’s not a burner, is a smart and aggressive baserunner. He fits the athletic, power-hitting corner outfield profile well, especially if he continues to make enough contact to tap into his raw power.”
In January, the Angels signed De Jesus to a $1.2 million deal. So far, the early returns have been impressive. In the minors, the 17-year-old has seven home runs, 31 RBIs, and three stolen bases across 129 at bats.