Monday, July 2, 2012

Sox Sign #17 International Prospect Almonte

The Red Sox laid out $610,000 today to sign Dominican right-handed pitching prospect Jose Almonte—ranked #17 overall by Baseball America. The 16-year old Almonte is 6'2", 185. According to the 'Baseball Instinct' website, Almonte has a "nice fastball but there’s some suggestion that it has slightly regressed from hitting the low 90s to the high 80s". But, they go on, "he has nice mechanics and already has a curveball that flashes, though very rarely, as a plus pitch."