Ballplayer: Pelotero

2011, Movie, NR, 72 mins

Premiering in theaters on the heels of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, Ballplayer: Pelotero is a perfectly timed look at the complicated culture surrounding the “MLB farm system” that has steadily developed in the Dominican Republic since the 1960s and burgeoned exponentially in the past decade as bigger and brighter stars have emerged.

The story unfolds in 2009 and focuses primarily on two highly touted prospects -- 16-year-old Jean Carlos Batista and 15-year-old Miguel Angel Sanó – “peloteros” (ballplayers) living in the Dominican Republic, but counting the days until July 2, when they are eligible to sign with a MLB team. Both boys live in pov...

Released: 2011 Rated: NR Length: 72 mins

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