The Rockies made an impact with their efforts in Latin America in 2019, according to Baseball America.
The Rockies signings are headlined by Adael Amador, a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic who received a $1.5 million bonus. Amador won a gold medal in 2017 at the COPABE 15U Pan American Championship, leading the tournament that was heavy with players older than Amador with a .500 average. Last year, he hit .391 with seven walks and three strikeouts in 30 plate appearances in the U-15 World Cup in Panama.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Amador is an advanced hitter with a compact swing, according to Baseball Ameirca, and has a "fairly" clean swing from both sides of the plate.
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Among the other signees:
-- Outfielder Yanguiel Fernandez, 16, Cuba. Fernandez stands 6-foot-2 at 195 pounds, and shows middle of the lineup potential. The left-handed hitter is a focused hitter with ability to recognize the breaking balls.
-- Right-handed pitcher Nelvis Ochoa, 16, Venezuela.Ochoa is still growing, having added a couple inches in the last year, and is now 5-foot-11 at 160 pounds. Has a good pitch mix and throws strikes. In addition to a 90--plus fastball, already commands curveball and changeup.
-- Right-handed pitcher Victor Juarez, 16, Mexico. Received $500,000 bonus, second among Rockies signees to Amador. the 6-foot, 175-pound Juarez pitched for the Tijuana Toros. Has three pitches he can throw for strikes -- fastball, cuverball and changeup.
-- Left-handed pitcher Albert Pacheco, 17, Dominican Republic. Received a $400,000 bonus. The 6-foot-, 175-pound lefthander has seen fastball rise from 90 to 92 miles per hour since July 2. Already has command of a changeup.
--Outfielder Oscar Aude, 16, , Dominican. Received a $400,000 signing bonus. All-Tournament selection at the U-15 World Cup, where he hit .417 with two home runs in 31 plate appearances. The 6-foot, 175-pounder can have swing-and-missed moments.
-- Infielder Esneider Gomez, 17, Dominican Republic. Doesn't have a plus tool, but steady across the board with a high baseball IQ. The 6-foot, 180-pound Gomez is a line-drive hitter with gap power who doesn't swing and miss much.
-- Shortstop Moises Paiva, Venezuelan. The 5-7, 150-pound is strong on instincts with quick stroke from right side.
--Center fielder Elisandro Alcantara. The 6-foot-175 pound Alcantara has speed, plus arm and bat speed with power from right side, but still raw at the plate.
--Righthander Angel Jimenez, 16, Venezuela. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder will hit low 90s with his fastball, and has a curveball and changeup in his three-pitch mix.
--Righthander Jose Barcenas, 17, Venezuela. The 6-foot, 180-pounder throws in the upper 80s with a solid curveball.
--Righthander Bladimir Lopez, 16, Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, who signed for $160,000, already hits 92 mph with his fastball.
--Righthander Ismael Luciano, 16, Dominican Republic. Signed for $150,000, Luciano is the 16-year-old brother of Giants shortstop Marco Luciano. He is 6-foot, 170 pounds who mixes a curveball and changeup with a fastball that will run up to 90 miles per hour.
--Righthander Wilny Moron, 18, Dominican Republic. More advanced than the younger Dominicans, reaching the mid-90s with his fastball with a chance to add velocity. Lack of secondary pitches could lead to role in bullpen.
And Baseball America identifies shortstop Adrian Pinto, a 5-foot-6, 155-pound shortstop from Venezuela As the sleEper. The 17-year-old has the tools to play shortstop, but opens eyes with hitting ability with his plate discipline and power.