Boston Red Sox Sign Three Panamanian Amateur Free Agents
Wednesday, July 04 2012 @ 03:40 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
They are: Javier Guerra, SS, 16 years old - Guerra might prove the prize of the group. The Sox believe that he has the defensive ability and athleticism to be a true shortstop going forward who has a good tempo and advanced feel for the game, allowing him to play with a maturity beyond his years. The team was also impressed with his line-drive left-handed stroke, particularly after seeing him hold his own against left-handed pitchers during workouts. He agreed to terms on Monday.
Gregori Titts, OF, 17 years old - Titts is an outfielder who can fly, and he is described as having off-the-charts makeup. He signed with the Sox earlier this summer.
Luis Ramos, LHP, 17 years old - Ramos, who just turned 17 in June, currently throws in the mid-80s, but he is highly projectable. He has a lean, broad-shouldered frame that makes it easy to forecast a velocity bump. Like Titts, his deal was done before July 2. (fullcount.weei.com)