White Sox agree to terms with four international free agents

January 24th, 2024

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with four international free agents: third basemen Eduardo Herrera ($1,800,000), the No. 11-rated international prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and Jurdrick Profar ($600,000), infielder Jesús Premoli ($550,000) and right-handed pitcher Jeziel Boekhoudt ($55,000). 

“We are extremely excited about this year’s class, signing players with solid baseball abilities and polished skills at various positions,” said Marco Paddy, White Sox special assistant to the general manager – international operations. “We continue to be a strong presence in the international market as we constantly look to upgrade talent in the White Sox farm system.” 

Herrera, 17, becomes the highest-rated, non-Cuban international signing in White Sox history, surpassing Dominican outfielder Micker Adolfo ($1,600,000) in 2013.  

A native of San Felipe, Venezuela, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Herrera bats and throws right-handed. At age 15, he played for the Venezuelan U18 National Team.   

“When you see Eduardo for the first time, you can’t help but notice his size, strength and ability to play the game,” said Paddy. “After following him for several years, you learn about the person inside the athlete. His determination, work ethic, competitiveness and maturity are attributes that complement his baseball ability.” 

Profar, 16, is a 6-foot, 190-pound native of Willemstad, Curaçao. Profar, who throws and bats right-handed, is the brother of current major-leaguer Jurickson Profar. 

Premoli, 17, is a left-handed hitting former catcher who now plays third and first base. He is a native of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. 

Boekhoudt, 17, is a 6-foot, 175-pound native of Willemstad, Curaçao. 

The White Sox expect additional international signings in the coming weeks.