The Cincinnati Reds have added two more players to their 2023 international signing period additions this week, picking up right-handed pitcher Angel Zazueta and first baseman Yael Romero out of Mexico. The two signings now give the Reds 19 players signed since the January signing period began.
Yael Romero Scouting Report
Height: 5′ 11″ | Weight: 175 lbs
B/T: L/R | Born: October 15, 2005
The first baseman has played for the U18 Mexican National Team, hitting cleanup frequently and has performed well on the international stage. Romero has improved his body over the past year, getting into better shape. At the plate he’s got a chance to hit for both average and power in the future. Like many first baseman, speed is not a part of his game. Defensively he’s good around the first base bag and shows good hands and feet at the position. He’s expected to play in the Dominican Summer League this year.
Angel Zazueta Scouting Report
Height: 6′ 0″ | Weight: 176 lbs
B/T: R/R | Born: March 05, 2004
A lean right-handed pitcher with a projectable body that should be able to add plenty of good weight. Zazueta’s fastball currently works in the upper 80’s. He will also mix in a change up in the 79-81 MPH range. His breaking ball is a low-70’s curveball. He throws strikes and mixes his pitches well. The righty could start or relieve. He is expected to play in the Dominican Summer League this year.
Zazueta’s fastball at upper 80s is nothing impressive, he’ll be 19 years old next month…
He’s going to have to improve that, for sure. But they believe he would indeed do that, too. We’ll see where it’s at in a few years.