White Sox sign nine international free agents

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with nine international free agents: outfielders Josue Guerrero, Luis Mieses, Anderson Comas and Anthony Coronado; right-handed pitchers Jenderson Caraballo and Brayan Herrera, left-handed pitcher Hector Acosta; infielder Lenyn Sosa, and catcher Kleyder Sanchez.

"This year's 2016 White Sox signing class is very deep across a number of positions," said Marco Paddy, special assistant to the general manager, international operations. "This is a big, physical and athletic group of young men who have impressed us both on and off the field as we have gotten to know them. Every one of these young men is a tribute to his family, and we are excited to have them begin their careers with the White Sox."

Guerrero, 16, is rated by Baseball America as the No. 33 International Prospect in 2016. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Guerrero is the younger brother of Gabby Guerrero, an outfielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, and nephew of former 2004 American League Most Valuable Player Vladimir Guerrero.

"He is a very similar player to his uncle at this same age in terms of his physical makeup, his body, his swing, his tools," Paddy said. "I think, like several of these players, he has a chance to be a very special player."

Guerrero, who bats right handed, is a native of Bani, Dominican Republic.

Mieses, 16, is rated by Baseball America as the No. 36 International Prospect. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder is a left-handed hitter from Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic.

"Luis is a very good, very athletic power outfielder who can really swing the bat," said Paddy. "He is a natural hitter with a plus arm."

Comas, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, is rated by Baseball America as the No. 37 International Prospect in 2016. The 16-year old outfielder is a left-handed hitter from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

"Anderson is big kid who is a very talented left-handed hitter," said Paddy.

Coronado, 16, is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound outfielder from Caracas, Venezuela. He bats right-handed.

"Anthony is an impressive center fielder who has represented his country internationally on the Venezuelan National Team," said Paddy.

Caraballo, 16, is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound pitcher from Constanza, Dominican Republic.

"This kid has a special arm. He is a power right-handed pitcher with three-plus pitches," said Paddy.

Acosta, 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, is a 17-year old pitcher from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

"Hector is a left-handed pitcher who has a real feel for pitching," Paddy said. "He can really spin it."

Herrera, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound pitcher from Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic.

"Brayan is another big kid with a big, power arm and an impressive curve ball for his age," said Paddy.

Sosa, 6-foot, 180 pounds, is a 16-year old shortstop from Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar, Venezuela, who bats right-handed.

"He is an offensive shortstop who can hit, run, and plays the game with a really high level of energy," said Paddy.

Sanchez, 16, is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound catcher who bats right-handed. He is from Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela.

"He has impressed us after converting within the past year to catcher, where he has shown a plus arm," said Paddy.

The White Sox expect additional Latin American signings in the coming months.