2016-2017 Signing Period

Signings:

Total Reported Spending: $3,660,000

BA Tracker

  • Francisco Morales – RHP – Venezuela
  • Brayan Gonzalez – SS – Venezuela
  • Nicolas Torres – SS – Venezuela
  • Juan Aparicio – C – Venezuela
  • Jose Tortolero – SS – Venezuela
  • Luigi Pineda (Mujica) – SS – Venezuela
  • Simon Muzziotti – OF – Venezuela
  • Rafael Carvajal – RHP – Venezuela
  • Junior Tejada – LHP – Dominican Republic
  • Leandro Medina – SS – Dominican Republic
  • Rony Noboa – 3B – Dominican Republic
  • Erick Heredia – RHP – Dominican Republic
  • Aldemar Rivas – RHP – Venezuela
  • Jorbin Romero – RHP – Venezuela
  • Yeison Sanchez – RHP – Dominican Republic
  • Pedro Gonzalez – C – Venezuela
  • Luis Pacheco – RHP – Venezuela
  • Ronald Torrealba – C – Venezuela
  • Jose Perez – RHP – Venezuela
  • Anton Kuznetsov – LHP – Russia
  • Julio Francisco – OF – Dominican Republic
  • Jonas De La Cruz – RHP – Dominican Republic
  • Derwuin Marchan – RHP – Venezuela
  • Jeison Blanco – RHP – Venezuela
  • Raymond Mora – IF – Venezuela
  • Juan Herrera – IF – Venezuela
  • Edgar Made – SS – Dominican Republic
  • Maximo De La Rosa – OF – Dominican Republic
  • Juan Mendez – C – Dominican Republic
  • Christian Valerio – SS – Philadelphia
  • Luis Rojas – C – Venezuela
  • Dalvin Rosario – RHP – Dominican Republic
  • Anderson Parra – LHP – Dominican Republic
  • Yefferson Mercedes – LHP – Dominican Republic
  • Alexis Araujo – RHP – Venezuela
  • Victor Santos – RHP
  • Wilbert Garcia – OF
  • Luis Matos – OF – Venezuela
  • Santy Prada – RHP – Colombia
  • Ramiro Soto – RHP – Colombia
  • Gabriel Yanez – LHP – Venezuela
  • Ruben Aponte – RHP – Venezuela

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Rumored Signings:

  • Brayan Gonzalez – SS – Venezuela
    • Expected Bonus: High 6 figures
    • MLB Pipeline Profile (#26)
      • A solid combination of instincts and tools, scouts rave about Gonzalez’s potential on both sides of the ball.
        Gonzalez has displayed solid infield actions with soft hands on defense. He’s impressed evaluators with the way he controls his body and a quick first step. Want to see a runner get thrown out from deep in the hole on the left side of the infield? There’s a good chance you’ll get the chance when Gonzalez is patrolling shortstop. Scouts love how he throws now and expect his arm to get even stronger and more accurate as he develops.
        Gonzalez also has a plan at the plate and can drive the ball into the gaps. He has a chance to hit for average as a right-handed hitter and is still developing as a hitter from the left side. The consensus is that Gonzalez plays the game well beyond his years and would be a welcomed addition to any club. The teenager is trained by Roberto Vahlis in Venezuela. The Phillies are the favorite to sign him.
  • Francisco Morales – RHP – Venezuela
    • Expected Bonus: $700,000-$800,000
    • MLB Pipeline Profile (#16)
      • The top pitcher from Venezuela, Morales has the type of fastball that turns heads and the pitch has improved in the last few months. He has been clocked in the 92-96 mph range with movement.
        What’s more, the tall right-hander has the ideal pitcher’s frame and scouts love his upside. It’s true some scouts believe Morales is more of a thrower than a pitcher, but the young hurler has been working on commanding his pitches and creating a plan of attack when he’s on the mound. And while he has gained attention for pitching with velocity, Morales’ curveball could end up being his best pitch. He also throws a changeup and has shown improved control.
        Scouts also like Morales’ mound presence and makeup. He’s a competitor and does not show fear on the mound.
        Morales, who is from the Venezuelan state of Guarica, trains with Yasser Mendez at the Yasser Mendez Baseball Agency and Academy. The Phillies are the favorite to sign the right-handed pitcher.
  • Nicolas Torres – SS – Venezuela
  • Juan Aparicio – C – Venezuela
  • Jose Tortolero – SS – Venezuela