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Braves sign 18-year-old Dominican prospect for $1.6 million

Feb 23, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Braves and Dominican shortstop prospect Edward Salcedo have agreed to a deal worth $1.6 million.
Salcedo has been on the prospect radar for several years and nearly signed with the Indians for a reported $2 million back in 2007, but O’Brien notes that “the deal fell apart because of questions about whether he was old enough to sign with a major league organization.”
MLB recently conducted an official investigation at the Braves’ request and found that Salcedo was born on July 30, 1991. So now the Braves have an 18-year-old shortstop prospect who O’Brien describes as “a strong defensive player and a better hitter, with a line-drive swing and good power potential.”
He’ll likely begin this season at Single-A, but it sounds like the Braves think the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has the potential to move pretty quickly up the organizational ladder.

  1. Jonny5 - Feb 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Isn’t that what Chan Ho Park is getting this season?????

  2. Grant - Feb 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Yeah but we like, totally need an international draft.

  3. Steve - Feb 23, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    but how are small market teams supposed to compete with the Yankees!???!?!

  4. Old Gator - Feb 23, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Now watch John Schuerholz get thrown in prison in Santo Domingo for trying to sneak the kid out of the country.

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