A scout’s view on Mariners’ latest Dominican signing

It’s hard to know what to make of international signings, given these guys are usually in their teens with a long way between now and the big leagues. But thanks to MLB.com’s minor-league expert Jonathan Mayo for this view of 17-year-old Esteilon Peguero, the Dominican youngster signed by the Mariners on Monday for a $2.9 million bonus.

Mayo talked to a Latin American scout about Peguero and got this opinion:

“Peguero is an average runner and a fair defender. His best tool is his bat and he profiles as an above-average hitter. He may not be a shortstop when all is said and done, but he could be an offensive second baseman. He won’t have a ton of home-run power, but should hit plenty of doubles along the way.”

 

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