Leyba trained in Santo Domingo with notable trainer Christian “Niche” Batista. Domingo spent limited time in the Dominican Prospect League, he’s a solid player along with good baseball instincts. He stands 5-foot-9, 155-pound, runs well and has good range and hands with a quick release. Offensively Leyba is a switch-hitter with a short stroke and bat speed, he’s a line drive hitter with ability to drive the ball gap to gap. The Detroit Tigers reached an agreement with Leyba for $400,000.00.
Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers, Christian Batista and the Leyba family.