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Yankees sign elite international prospect Brandon Mayea for $4.35 million
3 weeks ago  ::  Jan 16, 2023 - 5:45PM #1
Jon
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As Jasson Dominguez makes his way toward The Bronx, the Yankees made another investment in the international market on Sunday, agreeing to terms with outfielder Brandon Mayea, according to a source.


The 17-year-old Mayea is from Cuba and is set to get $4.35 million, according to sources, which is the majority of the Yankees $5.2 million international pool. 


He adds to minor league depth that includes Dominguez, as well as last year’s signee, Roderick Arias.


The right-handed hitting Mayea was a shortstop before switching to center field. 


Scouts like his arm at short, as well as his promising power at the plate. 



While some consider Mayea a top-10 international talent, some see him as one of the top two players on the international market this year, along with Ethan Salas, a catcher signed by the Padres.


nypost.com/2023/01/15/yankees-sign-cuban...

3 weeks ago  ::  Jan 18, 2023 - 11:42AM #2
NW
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The good thing about Mayea is that he's a year older than most international signees.  That means he'll be a bit more mature before the Yankees have to make the decision to add him to the 40-man roster.  He also has had another year for scouts to judge his progress (a 16 year old is a bit more of a craps shoot than a 17 year old, though all international signings and draft picks have some degree of risk).


Reading what I've read about Mayea so far is promising.  I like the fact that we've signed a guy that has good contact skills as that is something that's severely lacking on our roster and in MLB in general.  If he hits a late growth spurt though, that may change.  

2 weeks ago  ::  Jan 24, 2023 - 12:02AM #3
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