Yankees Land De Leon On Signing Day
(De Leon dons his Yankees garb on Monday morning with his family and the scouts who signed him surrounding him)
While the deal (and all other July 2nd signs) will not be official until signed off by the Commissioner's Office, the Yankees snagged themselves another top-flight position prospect. Reportedly possessing plus-plus power potential and a consistent bat, De Leon highlighted another strong crop of July 2nd signs by the Yankees.
New York also inked 16-year old Venezuelan outfielder Eduardo Sosa, who some scouts have compared to a Johnny Damon type as possessing good speed, decent power, but a better arm in the outfield.
Signing alongside De Leon in Juan Dolio, a town in the Dominican Republic, were third baseman Elio De La Rosa, outfielder Henry Pena, right-handed pitcher Arodis Vizcaino, outfielder Edwin Beard, and Brazilian right-handed pitcher Maicar Sousa.
Along with Sosa, the Yankees signed catchers Jorge Liccien and Josue Rodriguez from Venezuela.
No terms of the deals were disclosed and more signings are expected in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for more information on the newest Yankees prospects on the site and in the subscribers forum.
Pinstripes Plus Top Stories
Scouting Yankees Prospect #54: Jeff DeganoThe Yankees selected left-handed pitcher Jeff Degano in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Indiana State University. Statistically it was a nightmare first full season…
Pinstripes PlusTuesday at 8:54 PM
Top Five Yankee Trade ChipsThe Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established players. Austin Jackson [and others] to…
Pinstripes PlusMonday at 8:58 PM
Scouting Yankees Prospect #55: Chaz HebertThe New York Yankees selected left-handed pitcher Chaz Hebert in the 27th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Breaux Bridge High School in Louisiana. He had overcome a slower start…
Pinstripes PlusSunday at 8:58 PM
The Next TenWith the Yankee farm system as beefed up and as deep as ever it was tough to narrow down the Top 50 prospects. Many others were considered for the rankings. Here are the next ten…