• All about Lazarito Armenteros
Armenteros, an outfielder, will hold a showcase on Jan. 8 in the Dominican Republic, as MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez tweeted in November. Armenteros, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, is likely best suited for a corner-outfield spot and is highly regarded by scouts.
"He's a great-looking kid with lots of tools, size, strength and potential," one American League scouting director said. "He is a front-line guy."
It's not just Major League teams that are interested in Armenteros. A Japanese team is willing to pay him $15 million to play in Nippon Professional Baseball, according to a report by USA Today earlier this week. But as Armenteros told MLB.com in September, he's intent on signing with a Major League club.
"My goal is to sign with a team and make it to the Major Leagues one day," Armenteros said in Spanish from his home in Haiti. "I'm confident I can make that happen. Make an impact. I'm working hard every day to reach that goal."
Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.