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Phils Ink 16-Year Old Shortstop Gamboa

The Phillies have signed 16-year old Venezuelan shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa to a deal worth $900 K reports MLB.com. Gamboa is a light-hitting, plus-glove defender who stands at just 5’11” and 158 lbs. Gamboa was ranked as the 15th-best international prospect in 2014.

$200 K out of Gamboa’s $900 K salary comes from a bonus pool of $3,221,800 which is determined by the teams’ record in the previous season. Gamboa joins a number of Venezuelan coaches and players in the Phillies organization, including Freddy Galvis and current Clearwater Threshers manager Nelson Prada.

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