Braves to land No. 3 international prospect

January 15th, 2024

The Braves are adding one of the purest hitters in this year’s international market to their organization.

Atlanta agreed to terms with shortstop Jose Perdomo,’s No. 3 international prospect, for $5 million as the 2024 signing period opened on Monday. The Braves, who have a $5.284 million signing pool, have not yet confirmed the agreement.

The teen’s bat-to-ball skills are above-average, and he ranks among the best hitting prospects in the class. He has a good feel for the strike zone and his swing continues to improve. Scouts have noted his ability to drive offspeed pitches and fastballs to all fields with relative ease, and he has a knack for making hard contact. He rarely strikes out and always puts the ball in play. With plus running potential, Perdomo could be a threat on the basepaths in the future.

On defense, Perdomo is a fundamentally sound shortstop with enough range and arm strength to remain at the position as he makes his way through the Minor Leagues. Now that he will receive daily instruction from the Braves, he’ll be able to fine-tune a lot of his foundation.

Perdomo is represented by Yasser Mendez, a member of MLB’s Trainer Partnership Program.

An international player is eligible to sign with a Major League team between Jan. 15 and Dec. 15. He must turn 16 before he signs and be 17 before Sept. 1 the following year.

That means players born between Sept. 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2007, will be eligible to sign in the current signing period. Players must be registered with Major League Baseball in advance to be eligible to sign.