Octagon Baseball Brings On Three New Agents
On March 4, 2015, three of the top representatives of MLB players from the Dominican Republic announced they are joining Octagon’s baseball division.
Per Octagon’s press release, “Originally from Santo Domingo, Alou is a descendant of one of the most respected baseball families from the Dominican Republic and has over 18 years of experience in athlete representation. Alou’s practice specializes in taking players from amateur status to the big leagues and has done so for more than 20 players including Toronto Blue Jays All-Star Jose Bautista, Minnesota Twins All-Star pitcher Ervin Santana and Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas.
Successfully revolutionizing the industry for the evaluation and signing of amateur baseball players in the Dominican Republic, Mejia and Cabrera co-founded the Dominican Prospect League (DPL) in 2009, a non-profit organization which has established itself as the premier amateur baseball prospect league in Latin America. In six years of operation, the duo has assisted more than 500 Dominican players in signing MLB player contracts totaling more than $100 million. Prior to starting the DPL, Cabrera played for the Texas Rangers and served as an executive at CAA Sports and Louisville Slugger. Mejia began his career in 1993 working in the front office of the Florida Marlins, then moved on to Latin American coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds and later served as an executive at CAA Sports, Under Armour and Louisville Slugger.”
Outside of the U.S., the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are the top markets for MLB talent. Octagon is already one of the top baseball agencies with many international players. Octagon has now positioned itself to become the premier agency in these South American markets.