Sox sign 16-year-old Dominican outfielder

Sox sign 16-year-old Dominican outfielder

Posted by scotgreg on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:21

Has the White Sox’ rebuilding process begun?
The Sox signed Micker Adolfo Zapata today, and the 16-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic received a $1.6 million bonus.
That is the largest bonus the White Sox have ever paid for an international prospect.
Zapata is 6-foot-3, 225 pounds and ranked as the No. 2 international prospect by MLB.com.
"Micker is a terrific young man who is tremendously talented," Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “As we've gotten to know Micker and his family, we've been even more and more impressed. We cannot say enough about his baseball potential and his future with the White Sox."
Hahn was in the Dominica Republic for the signing.
Marco Paddy, the Sox’ special assistant to the GM/International Operations, recommended Adolfo Zapata.
“Adolfo Zapata has impressed everyone over the last year with his makeup and approach to the game," Paddy said in a statement. “His raw tools and natural strength immediately grab your attention, and his power displays can be jaw-dropping."
Check out this clip on Adolfo Zapata:
http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=28524577&c_id=mlb

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