The Dodgers continue to splash in international waters, inking 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Moises Perez for $250,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.
Perez, 16, is an athletic player who stands out in the field with clean hands, good actions and an above-average arm. He’s a 6-foot righthanded hitter whose advanced glove is ahead of his bat.
On a related note, I’m ashamed to admit it took me a solid minute to figure out that he was the one on the left in the picture. I think it was the hat that confused me, as well as the fact that he looks like a gigantic 12-year-old. Also, part of the reason these reports aren’t very detailed is because it’s somewhat pointless to rant and rave about kids who look like they haven’t hit puberty yet.
Anyway, after the team signed Alberto Estrella, they had around $500,000 left to spend, depending on Sven Schuller‘s bonus. So with Perez onboard, the Dodgers are down to ~$250,000 for the rest of the period.