The Yankees have signed international free agent Nelson Gomez to a $2.25 million deal (Sanchez, July 2).
Gomez, a third baseman, is ranked the No. 2 international prospect on MLB.com.
“Gomez has gained a reputation as a pure hitter and is considered the best hitter in the entire class by some evaluators. Scouts already like his plate discipline, and he is expected to improve in that area once he enters a team’s academy and plays in games on a regular basis. Gomez has a knack for squaring up the ball and has also displayed the ability to hit for power to all fields during Dominican Prospect League games,” his scouting report said on MLB.com.