Monday, May 11, 2009


Jesus Diaz
Age: 20B/T: L/L
Born: Santo Domingo, DO
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Monterrey, CA (7M7AP): The Monterrey Malditos announced the signing of international free agent pitching prospect Jesus Diaz to a three-year minor league contract. In the contract, Diaz earned an $8,000,000 signing bonus. Diaz was assigned to Low A upon agreement to the contract.

"We are very pleased with this signing," Monterrey bench coach Jimmy Dorsey said. "We just added a gem of a prospect to our organization, and we can see him being our ace in the future."

ANALYSIS: Diaz is a great signing considering their pitching woes this season. As a team, the Monterrey major league staff is in the bottom half of the league in ERA (6.21), OBA (.309), home runs given up (107), and OBP allowed (.377).

Their minor league starting pitching prospects feature high stamina and control, but their vs. left and vs. right catagories are not very strong. Diaz is a welcomed addition to their organization.

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