After emerging nearly two and a half years ago as one of the top prospects on the Latin American market, Edward Salcedo has finally signed with the Braves.
Salcedo, a 6-foot-3 shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is an above-average runner with a plus arm and above-average bat speed. David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Salcedo signed for a $1.6 million bonus.
"This is a significant signing for us," Braves international scouting director Johnny Almaraz said in a press release. "We feel that Edward is one of this year's most talented prospects. He has outstanding makeup and the combination of his fielding and hitting ability make him one of the top international players we've seen in a while."
Questions about Salcedo's age—he had presented himself as being born July 30, 1991, which would now make him 18 years old—delayed his signing until Major League Baseball completed its investigation of him last week. Salcedo also changed representation in the process, leaving the Scott Boras Corporation for Edgar Mercedes' Born To Play Academy, which represented Athletics righthander Michael Ynoa and currently represents outfielder Wagner Mateo.
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