Mets roll the dice on Dominican sensation Elian Peña, 16-year-old set to sign $5 million deal

The New York Mets' deal can not be formalized until January of 2025.

The New York Mets are aiming to fortify their future roster with the addition of Dominican shortstop Elian Peña, who has reportedly agreed to a lucrative deal worth $5 million.

Both Baseball America and The New York Post broke the news, revealing that Peña's signing is set to be formalized on January 15, 2025, coinciding with the start of the international signing period.

Elian Peña, a standout shortstop

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Peña, a left-handed hitter, is anticipated to be a prominent figure in the Mets' farm system.

Described by an international scouting official as potentially one of the top players of the 2024-25 class, Peña has showcased an impressive batting prowess well beyond his years.

Despite some defensive questions, his exceptional hitting abilities make him a versatile prospect with the potential to excel at various infield positions.

The Mets' willingness to invest a significant portion of their bonus pool in Peña underscores their confidence in his potential.

With only about 20% of their allotted funds remaining after the deal, the Mets have signaled their conviction in Peña's abilities, making him the recipient of the largest bonus in his signing class.

Mets' have proven success in the international market

According to reports from Baseball America, Peña boasts a polished left-handed swing coupled with an acute ability to make solid contact across the strike zone.

His discerning approach at the plate, coupled with his plus raw power, positions him as a formidable offensive threat for the Mets' future lineup.

Peña's signing follows the Mets' successful ventures into the international MLB market, having secured promising talents like infielder Ronny Mauricio and catcher Francisco Alvarez in previous years.

Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 155 pounds, Peña is poised to become one of the most significant signings in the Mets' international prospect history, surpassing the previous record set by catcher Yovanny Rodriguez.

While Peña's official debut is slated for next year, the Mets have a track record of identifying and nurturing top teenage talent early in their careers.

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