The Mets have signed Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario for $1.75MM, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The figure might mark the largest bonus given to a Dominican player during this signing period, Badler tweets.
Badler writes that Rosario might be the most divisive player in Latin America. Those who like him say that he has strong fielding instincts, hands, and arm strength. Other scouts fear that he is prone to strikeouts with his uppercut stroke. The Astros and White Sox are in the former camp as they were also interested in the shortstop.