Nationals Sign No. 29 International Prospect Anderson Franco

Dominican third baseman Anderson Franco, the No. 29 international prospect for July 2, has signed with the Nationals for $900,000.

Franco became eligible to sign today, his 16th birthday. At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Franco’s best tools are his raw power and his arm strength, with steady defense at third base. Franco trained with Arquimedes Guerrero (who is known as “Pla”), was represented by Rob Plummer and plays in the International Prospect League.

Baseball America subscribers can access a complete scouting report on Franco, along with reports on more of the top international prospects on the market.

We have also updated our Top 30 international prospect board with the signing teams of all 30 players.