MLB Rumors: Giants sign top-10 international class talent

There’s not much the Giants can do at the moment to improve their 2022 club, but they made some moves on Saturday that could have a huge impact later this decade. 

On the first day of the international signing period, the Giants gave $2.2 million to Ryan Reckley, a shortstop from the Bahamas,’s Jesse Sanchez reported Saturday morning. They also signed Venezuelan catcher Juan Perez for $1.2 million and shortstop Dennys Riera, per Sanchez, headlining what the organization expects will be a strong international class. 

Reckley was ranked as the No. 9 prospect in this class by both and Baseball America. The 17-year-old is said to have good speed and is a switch-hitter who projects as a top-of-the-order hitter. Baseball America ranked him as the best player available from the Bahamas, the home country of Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson. 

Giants signed SS/SHH Ryan Reckley (17.4Y, 5’10” 170) to an intl FA contract. He is from Nassau, Bahamas. 2.1M bonus.

Athletic SS, potential to stick there, avg arm. Has a good approach, LH is geared for contact, RH more power. Plus runner. Top of lineup, table setter profile.

— GPT (@giantsprospects) January 15, 2022

Perez, also 17, was ranked 30th in the class by and 42nd by Baseball America. He is a physically mature right-handed hitter who is viewed as one of the better defensive catchers in the class. According to, he “shows good…

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