Ortiz isn't that long ago, as he's still in our farm system and eligible to make our top 10 list, if only he were good enough. I agree there is no reason to believe Bergolla was a bad signing. Also not much reason this soon after signing to believe he will be a success. At this career point almost all of our top $ international guys were considered top 10. The problem which is the Yhoswar signing was instantly apparent. Ortiz was regarded as a guy whose perceived value had sunk since we made our commit to him, who wasn't worth $4 mill, but who was still regarded as a legit prospect. The extent of his offensive holes emerged fully over time.
I have been reading posts, going back to but not limited to Tiggerhawk at the time a decade or more ago, about this new academy or other change meaning the past was past and our LA operation had been successfully turned around. With the failure of all those turnarounds and the same top LA guy, I'm going to reserve judgment on Bergolla and the latest announcements of a turnaround until tangible success of our biggest $ guys is seen at levels above the DR summer leagues. It really takes until A ball to start drawing such a conclusion about one guy. And one guy doesn't mean the trajectory of our LA program has swung drastically upward -- blind squirrel and all that.