The Mariners have signed three high-profile international free agents, the most prominent being Dominican outfielder Phillips Castillo, who signed for $2.2 million.
Seattle also signed Colombian righthander Jose Torres for $851,000 and Venezuelan third baseman Yordyn Calderon for a $477,500 bonus.
Castillo, 16, is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound corner outfielder and one of the elite hitters on the market with his ability to hit and hit for power. Torres, 16, has a lanky 6-foot-3 frame and is considered the top pitching prospect this year out of Colombia. Calderon, a 16-year-old from Bobures with a projectable 6-foot-2 frame, is a good athlete who can hit for power.
Baseball America subscribers can read full scouting reports on all three Mariners signings as well as more than 30 of the other top international prospects eligible to sign this summer.
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