Results tagged ‘ Gleyber Torres ’

10/16 Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres

Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres were ranked Nos. 1 and 3 among MLB.com’s top 30 international prospects, and both signed with the Cubs this summer. To read about how they’re adjusting to pro baseball and life in the U.S., check out my story on Cubs.com. The two 16-year-olds are incredibly talented and should be huge contributors in years to come.

– Carrie Muskat

7/2 Cubs sign top prospect

MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports the Cubs have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Gleyber Torres to a $1.7 million deal. Torres ranked third among international prospects on MLB.com’s list. According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, Torres has drawn comparisons to Freddy Sanchez. MLB.com’s scouting report says Torres “does everything well” and is the top player from Venezuela in this year’s class.

The Cubs also have reportedly signed Dominican right-handed pitcher Jefferson Mejia for $850,000. Mejia, 18, pitched at the Rays’ Dominican academy in January in the International Prospect League All-Star game, according to Badler.

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