Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. A portrait of a top baseball prospect, Raymel Flores, who at this time was anxiously awaiting his 16.5 birthday, when he would be eligible to sign with an Minor League Baseball team. His tiny home has a tin roof and leaks water throughout the year. Here, he washes dishes with his mother. A few weeks after this image was taken, Raymel signed with the Boston Red Sox for $900,000.
“I think it would be interesting to see where he started and where he ends up because the path to the big leagues is wild. The minor league lifestyle is unlike anything I’ve experienced. 25 guys on a team, many who don’t speak English and many have lots of money and have never lived outside their parent’s homes in the Dominican Republic.”