Yankees agree to sign SS Roderick Arias, top international prospect, on $3.5 million deal: report

Brian Cashman Aaron Boone spring training 2019 cropped

Brian Cashman Aaron Boone spring training 2019 cropped

The Yankees have actually accepted sign Dominican shortstop Roderick Arias — the No. 1 global possibility in the class — on a $3.5 million offer, according to a report Saturday early morning by MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

New York City has a base finalizing swimming pool of $5,179,700, Sanchez included, and is yet to validate the relocation.

Arias, 17, is MLB.com’s premier global possibility. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound switch-hitter is viewed as “an extraordinary talent.”

“There’s a lot to like about the teenager,” Arias’ MLB.com searching report states. “Starting on the defensive side of the ball, Arias has plus arm potential. His throws are accurate and effortless, and he’s always in a position to make the throws. His arm is strong from any angle. He also shows good footwork with soft hands and above-average range.

“At the plate, he shows above-average bat-to-ball abilities and strike zone awareness. He reveals great plate discipline and does not swing and miss out on frequently. He reveals power from both sides of the plate, specifically by the best side. There’s great opposite-field power from the left side, and the general bundle that might turn into a plus-plus player.

“On the bases, Arias can score easily from first base and second base showing very good anticipation and awareness. He consistently runs the timed 60-yard run in 6.5 seconds, which is above average.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.