Dominican shortstop Carlos Hiciano, the No. 17 international prospect for July 2, has signed with Oakland for $750,000.
Hiciano, a 16-year-old righthanded hitter, is 6-foot-2, 175 pounds and is one of the better athletes in Latin America. He has good speed and projects best in center field. Hiciano played in the Dominican Prospect League and trains with Decarte Corporan.