Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Astros sign Dominican RHP

Sports Illustrated's Melissa Segura tweeted that the Astros have signed 6'3" Dominican RHP Luis Abad for a "low, six-figure bonus." The Astros have been interested in Abad since May.

Here's what she said about Abad:
Abad's 6'3" and lanky w/ fstball in low 90s. Highly regarded prospect.

In May, MLBTR ranked Abad the 10th-best prospect eligible in the Dominican Republic:

Hitting 92 mph and weighing 160 pounds soaking wet, the 6'3" Abad is one of the most projectable pitchers you'll see.

1 comment:

Dominican Baseball Guy said...

Looks like another good Dominican signing. Whether he turns out good or not, the astros have a presence down in the DR and they signed a top 10 prospect.

I wonder if he is related to Fernando Abad, who has been pretty good thus far, in my opinion. At least end of rotation starter or middle releiver.