The San Diego Padres signed top-ranked international prospect Ethan Salas on Sunday.
Terms with the 16-year-old Venezuelan catcher were not disclosed, but MLB.com reported he agreed to a $5.6 million deal.
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The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Salas is ranked as the No. 1 international prospect by Baseball America, MLB Pipeline and FanGraphs.
“The top player in the class is one of the best catching prospects in recent history,” reads Salas’ MLB.com scouting report. “His strong skills on the field are matched by his notable family ties, as his grandfather, father and uncle all played professionally. He is the younger brother of Marlins prospect Jose Salas, and he could end up being the best player in the family.”
Sunday was the first day of the international signing period, which runs through Dec. 15, 2023.
–Field Level Media