Reports: Red Sox agree to sign top Dominican pitching prospect Chris Acosta

July 02, 2014 - 8:18 am
According to Jesse Sanchez of, the Red Sox have agreed to sign 16-year-old right-hander Chris Acosta out of the Dominican Republic for a $1.5 million bonus. Acosta is listed at 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, with room to fill out. Baseball America described him as being surprisingly advanced for his age and the best pitching prospect out of the Dominican this year, having a fastball that touches the low-90s with movement as well as one of the best changeups on the international amateur market this year, with a curveball that remains raw but that, if it develops, would give him a starter's mix.