SAN FRANCISCO -– The Giants made two six-figure investments as the international signing period began on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Dominican outfielders Sandro Fabian and Bryan Pena.
Fabian, a power hitting center fielder who profiles better in left, signed for $500,000. Pena, one of the top power-hitting prospects out of this Dominican class, agreed to $425,000.
Pena, 16, is already 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds and most scouts see him as a first baseman. He hit two home runs in a Dominican Prospect League game in January with scouts for most every team in attendance.
Neither outfielder was among the top 30 international prospects in Baseball America’s rankings.
The Giants have just more than $2.4 million allotted to sign international players this year. Their three-year agreement with Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell (worth at least $1.4 million guaranteed) does not count against that amount.
The Giants agreed to terms with one other player on Wednesday, signing Dominican shortstop Francisco Medina for $115,000, according to Baseball America. Medina is 6-foot-1 and 150 pounds and hits right-handed.