Dominican third baseman Julio de la Cruz has signed with the Pirates for $700,000.
De la Cruz, the No. 16 international prospect for July 2, is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and has impressed some scouts with his feel for hitting from the right side. De la Cruz, 16, played in the Dominican Prospect League and trained with former major league outfielder Luis Polonia.
Baseball America subscribers can read a complete scouting report on de la Cruz.
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