San Francisco Giants sign outfielder Cabrera to contract
OK, we admit it. That was a cheap, deceiving headline.
No, no. The Giants did not sign All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera to a contract (although they should).
Instead, the Giants signed 16-year-old Dominican center fielder Gustavo Cabrera for $1.3 million, Baseball America reported.
Cabrera is the No. 1 rated international prospect according to MLB.com and the No. 5 prospect according to Baseball America.
Ben Badler of Baseball America said the 6-foot, 190-pound Cabrera has the best tools in Latin America, according to several scouts. Other scouts have some doubts about his right-handed bat becoming MLB.ready.
The Giants also signed Natanael Javier, a 16-year-old third baseman, for $475,000. Javier rates No. 11 by MLB.com.