Braves sign Iosif Bernal

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On the international signings began the Braves signed 16 year old Panamanian outfield prospect Iosif Bernal. Scouting reports say Bernal is a 6’3” 180lb (though he’s also been listed at 190 and 200 so apparently no one calibrates their scales anymore) outfielder with very good arm strength and fluid athletic movement. He turns 17 this October so obviously he’s a raw talent they have to develop ala Randall Delgado, Christian Bethancourt and Dimaster Delgado. Bernal’s projected as a middle of the order power bat with plus speed.

Here’s a short clip of him last August I believe during a tournament facing Ramon Soto.

Iosif Bernal vs Fundacion Ramon Soto

Reports on his signing bonus vary like his weight from $180K to $230K.

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