CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports the Phillies have signed 16-year-old shortstop Jonathan Arauz from Panama for $600,000.
Baseball America's Ben Badler mentioned Arauz when discussing some of the top international prospects back in July.
Some scouts think the best player in Panama is shortstop Jonathan Arauz. He’s a switch-hitter who’s better from the left side with gap power. He’s not a big runner but he has a chance to stay at shortstop thanks to his smooth hands and a 55 arm on the 20-80 scale. Arauz has drawn a lot of attention from the Phillies.
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