White Sox sign 4 international free agents
Jun 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Chicago White Sox cap and equipment in the dugout before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
It was announced on Wednesday that the Chicago White Sox signed four international free agents.
Those players were:
• Jhoandro Alfaro (6-1, 180-pounds, catcher)
• Felix Mercedes (6-2, 185-pounds, infield)
• Ricky Mota (5-11, 170-pounds, infield)
• Amado Nunez (6-2, 178-pounds, infield)
In their press release on the signings, the White Sox stated in a comment from General Manager Rick Hahn:
"“(Wednesday’s) signing ceremony is another step in a process that began two and a half years ago when Marco joined our organization with the goal of increasing our profile in Latin America. Each of these young men here (Wednesday) is another talented addition to the Chicago White Sox organization.”"
As for the four players, Alraro is a 16-year old 6-1, 180-pound catcher from Colombia whom is rated the No. 28 international prospect by MLB.com.
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As for Nunez, he is also 16 years old and is a No. 26 ranked international prospect by not just MLB.com, but also Baseball America. He is listed as a shortstop by Baseball America.
Chicago Now (Futrue Sox) wrote on Nunez:
"“Nunez is a well-rounded prospect who could wind up with average or better tools across the board. He’s noted for his ability to hit to all fields with projectable gap power and he has a smooth, balanced swing … Nunez has a good, projectable frame, and MLB.com even compared him to a teenage Alex Rodriguez.”"