Rockies, Blue Jays Sign Venezuelan Pitchers

The Rockies and Blue Jays each agreed to terms with a 16-year-old pitching prospect from Venezuela, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Colorado agreed to terms with right-hander Antonio Senzatela and the Blue Jays agreed to sign right-hander Manuel Cordova. Neither player's bonus is known.

Senzatela has a projectable body and can touch 93 mph, according to Badler's subscriber-only report. His breaking ball is below average at this point, but that didn't stop the Rockies and Phillies from showing interest.

Cordova falls short of 90 mph on the radar, but some scouts project him as a power arm of the future. The Blue Jays have also signed Venezuelan prospect Wilmer Becerra, Dominican shortstop Dawel Lugo and Venezuelan outfielder Jesus Gonzalez since the international signing period opened on July 2nd, as Badler points out.

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