According to Baseball America, the New York Mets are expected to sign 16-year-old Dominican Republic outfielder Stanly Consuegra. Much in the same vein as current Mets Gold Glover Juan Lagares, Consuegra is a shortstop who has been converted to center field where his raw athletic talents will better translate.
Consuegra stands in a 6’2″ and is 170 pounds. The long lanky player has a lot of room to develop physically, and he is considered to be in the upper echelon of the 2017 international free agent class. Consuegra has many high-end tools with Baseball America opining:
“He’s a solid-average runner and his best tool is his outstanding arm, which already shows glimpses of being a 70 tool. A righthanded hitter, Consuegra shows good bat-to-ball skills against live pitching and isn’t a home run threat right now but makes loud, quality contact.”
Here is some video of him working out at shortstop from JDB Baseball:
It is not known at this time what Consuegra will command in terms of a signing bonus.
It should be noted other players previously linked to the Mets, Ronny Mauricio and Adrian Hernandez, will likely command signing bonuses of at least $1 million. The Mets bonus pool this year has been set at $4.75 million. Mauricio is ranked 10th by MLB Pipeline in their Top 30 IFA prospects and Hernandez is 18th.