July 2 Signings: Yeffry De Aza, Luis Silva and Ali Sanchez

Ali Sanchez SigningJuly 2 is the first day that MLB teams can sign international players.

Notable Mets’ signings include SS Yeffry De Aza for $475,000, RHP Luis Silva for $275,000 and C Ali Sanchez for $690,000.
Baseball America had Sanchez listed at the #25 international prospect this year. The baby-faced Sanchez signing, pictured at right, is courtesy of the Mets.

Ben Badler on Sanchez:

Sanchez, 16, is 6 feet, 180 pounds with good catch-and-throw skills, quick feet and good hands. Scouts highest on him have been impressed with his ability to hit in games by staying inside the ball with a contact-oriented swing from the right side of the plate.

BA on Silva:

Silva, 16, is 6 feet, 170 pounds with long arms, a high-waisted frame and a loose delivery. He throws strikes and generates sink on his fastball, which he can run up to the low-90s at times. He also throws a mid-70s breaking ball and a solid changeup for his age.

 

Ben Badler on de Aza:

Scouts highest on de Aza, 16, think he can become an offensive second baseman with some power to his pull side, although scouts were mixed on his game hitting. He’s 6 feet, 170 pounds with average speed, solid hands and an average to above-average arm. He’s earned praise from scouts for being a hard-nosed, high-energy player.

 

Also, one more draft signing as the Mets have gone overslot to bring in 36th rounder Brandon Brosher.

 

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