Yanks Sign Miguel Andujar In IFAPosted: July 5, 2011
(This post is being syndicated from New York’s Homegrown)
On July 2nd, International Signing Day, the Yankees signed a 16-year-old third baseman named Miguel Andujar for $750,000, which is about sandwich pick money, according to Pedro J. Briceño.
Baseball America ranked Andujar as the 20th best prospect available. Here is some video available on him.
Andujar doesn’t appear to be the most fluid athlete from that short video, but the bat speed looks very good and while the stroke was a little inconsistent there were some very nice level swings I liked.
Baseball America’s report on him reflected one of a complete hitter.
He doesn’t have one knockout tool, but he has a good swing, good bat speed and advanced feel for hitting for his age. He has quick hands and a good swing path, with the potential to hit for average and power.
I trust the international scouts on this one, and I guess I have to since I’ve never seen him play. Like most of these kids are, he is very raw so we won’t know what we have for a few years.