Days after being selected in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, American Heritage center fielder Brandon Diaz and Nova Southeastern University shortstop Carlos Asuaje have signed pro contracts with their respective teams, their agent Joshua Kusnick confirmed Tuesday.
Diaz, a Florida International signee was named first-team all-county Class 5A-4A-3A-2A by the Sun Sentinel after batting .470 with 42 runs, 20 RBI and seven home runs, was taken by the Brewers in the eighth round Friday with the 242nd overall pick. He was the first Broward County prospect chosen.
“I’m very happy for him,” said Heritage teammate Zack Collins. “He’s done a great job this year and he’s worked his hardest. He’s been an awesome friend to me, too. The best of luck to him.”
Asuaje, a former St. Thomas Aquinas standout who hit .320 with 40 runs, 33 RBI, 13 doubles and 33 walks in his third year at Nova, was drafted by the Red Sox in the 11th round (323rd overall) on Saturday. Asuaje received a signing bonus of about $100,000, according to Kiley McDaniel of Fox Sports.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun