The San Francisco Giants were as aggressive as always during this years International signing period. They were able to acquire 5 tool prospect Gustavo Cabrera, a solid corner bat in Nathanael Javier and most recently a middle infielder with project-able tools in Raiby Barias. Barias was a 2012 DPL All-Star and selected to the DPL Elite Travel Team. He has solid middle infield actions and tools, his right handed swing comes from a high hand set and is somewhat rotational, but he stays on a line-drive plane with the ball and has some present bat speed. Barias from Bani, DR is 6’1 185lb developed by trainer Rafael Montero known on the island as “Spilman”. The SF Giants agreed to terms with Barias and signed him for $115,000.00.
Congratulations to Rafael Montero, the San Francisco Giants and the Barias family.