Tigers Sign Venezuelan Catcher Elys Escobar

The Tigers have signed Venezuelan catcher Elys Escobar for $350,000.

Escobar, 16, has good catch-and-throw skills and projects to stick behind the plate. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, he has a strong arm and average raw power from the right side. Escobar trained with Yasser Mendez.

Baseball America subscribers can access more information on Escobar, along with reports on more than 70 international prospects on the market.