The Padres signed Dominican outfielder Franmil Reyes for $700,000, the Dominican Prospect League announced today.
Reyes, 16, is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound corner outfielder from Palenque who stood out for his size and raw power. Reyes also played in the Under-Armour All-America game at Wrigley Field in August, going 2-for-4 in the game. Baseball America subscribers can access Reyes' complete scouting report from prior to July 2, as well as reports on other top international prospects who became eligible to sign this summer.
Reyes' trainer, Basilio Vizcaino (known in the Dominican Republic as Cachaza), is also the trainer who had Padres shortstop Jorge Guzman. The Padres signed Guzman for $1 million in 2008 believing he was 16-year-old Alvaro Aristy, when in reality he had been lying about his age and identity by nearly two and a half years.
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