The Washington Nationals announced another singing this afternoon, sending out a press release which said they agreed to terms with 16-year-old international outfielder Elvis Alvarado, a 6'4'', 175-pound outfielder out of Sabaneta in the Dominican Republic.
Alvarado is the third international free agent the Nationals have signed since the latest signing period began earlier this month.
The Nationals have previously announced deals with 16-year-old outfielder Juan Soto and 16-year-old infielder Luis Aquino. Soto reportedly agreed to a $1.5M deal. Aquino reportedly received a $200K bonus.
Nationals' Director of Latin American Operations Johnny DiPuglia has provided brief scouting reports on each of the Nats' international signings in the press releases on the deals.
Soto is a 6'2'', 185-pound outfielder from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
"Soto is a left-handed hitter with advanced feel for hitting and projection for power," DiPuglia said. "He profiles as a corner outfielder with a solid arm and good instincts.
"Aquino is a speedy, athletic middle infielder with the skills to hit at the top of the order," DiPuglia said. "He has good bloodlines as well, as he is the nephew of former Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Alvarado, DiPuglia said, in a press release today, "... profiles as a corner outfielder. He's got the potential to hit for power and has an above-average arm."
Washington Post writer James Wagner wrote on the Twitter that Alvarado got a $700K deal:
Nats sign 16 y/o Dominican OF Elvis Alvarado for $700K. Recent trade for int'l slot gives Nats $330K wiggle room over original $1.98M limit.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) July 16, 2015