The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with five international free agents: outfielder Yoel Andujar, shortstop Bryan Bencosme, outfielder Juan Evangelista, shortstop Adanlis Martinez and outfielder Brailin Mesa. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement.
Andujar, 16, is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound native of the Dominican Republic. He is a right-handed hitter with a large frame and plus power potential.
Bencosme, 16, is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of the Dominican Republic who boasts a solid hitting approach, an excellent work ethic and the ability to play shortstop.
The 16-year-old Evangelista stands 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and projects as a center fielder at the professional level.
Martinez possesses plus athleticism and defensive ability, as well as a consistent line-drive approach at the plate. He is a native of the Dominican Republic and stands 6-foot-2, 170 pounds as a 16 year old.
A 6-foot-3, 185-pound native of the Dominican Republic, Mesa has a large frame and solid athleticism. At 16 years old, he projects as a corner outfielder with a combination of speed and power.