Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sox International Signee Bryan Mata Making Steady Progress Through System

Back in 2016, the Red Sox signed Venezuelan pitcher Bryan Mata for the ridiculously low sum of $25,000 via MLB's international free-agent process. Now 19-years-of-age, Mata is having a solid season at Single A Advanced Salem (4-2, 3.00 ERA). The kid has a mid-90's MPH fastball—along with a plus change-up and slow curve. The authoritative lists Mata as the organization's #3 overall prospect—behind only 3B Michael Chavis and P Tanner Houck. The 6'3", 160-pound righty is said to possess maturity and solid "mound presence"—even at his tender age. Keep an eye on this potential mid-rotation prospect—slated to reach Fenway around the 2020 season.