The Toronto Blue Jays have been quiet in MLB free agency during the current offseason however, following International Signing Day the Blue Jays announced 11 international prospects have agreed to terms with the ball club.
2021 Blue Jays: International Prospects
The Toronto Blue Jays announced their first International signing on Friday, January 15th, 2021. The Blue Jays signed 16-year-old shortstop Manuel Beltre for $2.6 Million USD, following that signing with 10 more players.
The Blue Jays have welcomed 7 Dominican Republic born players, 2 from Cuba, and 2 from Venezuela.
2021 Blue Jays International Prospects
Yhoangel Aponte – Outfielder – Venezuela – 16 years old
Luis Bautista – Infielder – Dominican Republic – 17 years old
Livan Chiviano – Right-Handed Pitcher – Cuba – 19 years old
Manuel Contreras – Infielder – Dominican Republic – 18 years old
Robin De Jesus – Right-Handed Pitcher – Dominican Republic – 18-years old
Luis Garcia – Infielder – Venezuela – 17 years old
Yeuni Munoz – Outfielder – Dominican Republic – 17 years old
Jonathan Peguero – Catcher – Dominican Republic – 16 years old
Angel Santana – Right-Handed Pitcher – Dominican Republic – 18 years old
Adriel Sotolongo – Infielder – Cuba – 22 years old
The Blue Jays have signed five of the 11 players, including the most-advanced hitter and the only Top 30 ranked prospect Manuel Beltre. Luis Garcia, the 17-year old infielder has signed for $520,000 USD, Jonathan Peguero a 16-year old catcher agrees to a $400,000 USD deal with the Blue Jays. Yhoangel Aponte, a 16-year old outfielder has signed for $360,000 USD, and Yueni Munoz the 17-year old outfielder has agreed to sign for $315,000 USD.
2021 Blue Jays: An Abundance of International Talent
The Toronto Blue Jays added an abundance of talent through International Signings, most notably Manuel Beltre who many agree is the most advanced hitter of the top 30 international prospects available. With 11 players agreed to terms with the Blue Jays, five players could make the leap to MLB sooner rather than later if their development goes well over the next year or two.
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