Phillies Sign No. 8 International Prospect Arquimedes Gamboa

Venezuelan 16-year-old shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa, the No. 8 international prospect for July 2, has signed with the Phillies for $900,000.

Gamboa, who is 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, is a quick-twitch athlete with plus speed and good actions at shortstop. He’s a switch-hitter with a line drive bat who’s better from the left side. Gamboa trained with Dennys Lionnet.

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