Aug 6, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Aerial view of Safeco Field before the MLB game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Sign International OF Prospect Brayan Hernandez

The Seattle Mariners have officially signed Venezuelan outfielder Brayan Hernandez for $1.85 million according to a report by Baseball America.

Hernandez is listed as the No. 3 International prospect by Baseball America and is the top prospect this year out of Venezuela.

The 16-year old switch-hitter stands 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He is described as having a well-rounded skill set and he performed well at the MLB showcase back in January in the Dominican Republic.

In the showcase, Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and a walk.

The two sides reached an agreement back on July 3, but just recently finalized the deal.

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com calls him a contact hitter with a setup that could improve quickly due to a natural swing and strong hand-eye coordination. Of course he needs to get some regular action for that to happen.

Scouts see him as a centerfield prospect that will likely be moved to right on account of a below average throwing arm.

Check out this video courtesy of MLB.com to see him in action.

 

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