Phillies sign top international prospect Yhoswar Garcia, per report

Corey Seidman
NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Phillies have been interested in Venezuelan outfielder Yhoswar Garcia for some time and finally signed the international prospect on Saturday, according to Baseball America.

Garcia is an 18-year-old centerfielder and is viewed as a strong defender. As is almost always the case, his progress will depend on his bat. He is listed at 6-foot-1, 155 pounds and will need to develop more strength to hit for power.

The international signing period runs from July 2 of one year through June 15 the next. The Phils made 17 signings when the international signing period opened on July 2. More info on those prospects here

Garcia was expected to sign for between $2-2.5 million. Garcia will likely begin his career in the Phillies' Latin American academy in the Dominican Republic, though so much is currently up in the air with coronavirus shutting down every camp and every professional sport.

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