Phillies Sign 17-Year-Old Cuban Shortstop Prospect

The Phillies signed Cuban prospect Denilson Águila
The Phillies signed Cuban prospect Denilson Águila / Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic / USA

The Phillies added an impressive prospect to their farm system, signing Cuban shortstop Denilson Águila.

With Philadelphia looking to retool and provide a competitive team for the long-haul, Águila represents a high-upside prospect that could impact the major league club within the next half-decade.

Find out who the Phillies are bringing into the organization below.

Phillies News: Team Signs Cuban SS Denilson Águila

Águila, who left Cuba in 2021, can bat from both sides of the plate with strong defensive and physical tools.

He's earned three walks in four plate appearances with Boca Raton so far, showcasing an impressive plate discipline as well.

Not to mention, he's got a smooth swing that one could easily imagine making an impact on major league pitching with some tweaks. Look at the effortlessness here: currently ranks Philadelphia's farm system as the 23rd-best in baseball, so taking shots at high-upside prospects like Águila is good business.

The organization has been one of the NL's best in recent years, falling in the World Series two years ago before losing to the Diamondbacks in the NLCS this last season. Fingers crossed Águila can be part of the next great Phillies team sometime in the near future.

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