The Athletics aren't pulling any punches when it comes to acquiring amateur talent.
A couple years after signing the coveted Michael Ynoa, the A's are at it again with the inking of outfielder Vicmal de la Cruz, as Baseball America reports.
De la Cruz bats left-handed and was considered the one of the best -- if not the best -- Dominican prospect available for signing. While he remains raw (which Dominican prospect isn't?), scouts told BA that the 16-year-old (17 on Nov. 20) has some of the best all-around tools of any international prospect this year.
De la Cruz is extremely fast and can drive the ball. When he fills out, he will lose some speed but should still swipe a healthy number of bags along with flashing strong power. He lacks discipline at the plate, which will be an important part of his development stateside.
-- Evan Brunell
For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.