It has been reported by Antonio Puesan that the Atlanta Braves will sign Venezuelan top shortstop prospect Kevin Maitan for a $4.25 million signing bonus.
Kevin Maitan is a 16-year-old shortstop from Venezuela, and has drawn comparisons to fellow countryman Miguel Cabrera. The Atlanta Braves have had a hand-shake agreement with the teenager for almost a year now.
Source: #Braves agree to a $4.25M deal with Kevin Maitan, #1 on @MLB Top 30 Int’l Prospects list http://atmlb.com/298HBdp @MLBPipeline
Kiley McDaniel, now a member of the Braves front office, evaluated Maitan last year for FanGraphs. His intricate breakdown on the youngster can be found here.
The list below contains the signing agreements for the Atlanta Braves.
Kevin Maitan, ss, Venezuela (No. 1 prospect)
Yunior Severino, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 8 prospect)
Abrahan Gutierrez, c, Venezuela (No. 15 prospect)
Livan Soto, ss, Venezuela (No. 16 prospect)
Juan Contreras, rhp, Dominican Republic (No. 41 prospect)