Rockies Sign Venezuelan Shortstop Jose Gomez

The Rockies have signed Venezuelan shortstop Jose Gomez.

Gomez, 16, is 6 feet, 170 pounds and projects to play somewhere in the middle of the diamond. He’s a gamer who has shown some ability to hit against live pitching from the right side of the plate.

The Rockies made bigger news earlier today by signing two of the top 30 prospects on the market in Venezuelan shortstop Carlos Herrera (No. 11) and Colombian righthander Erick Julio (No. 13).