BA First 2023 International Report and we are listed (with previously noted SS Starlyn Caba):
Starlyn Caba, SS, Dominican Republic
The top Phillies international signing in their class from this year's signing period that opened on Jan. 15, 2022 was William Bergolla Jr., a lefthanded-hitting shortstop from Venezuela. Bergolla Jr. hit .380/.470/.423 in 83 plate appearances in the Dominican Summer League this year, drawing 11 walks and striking out just three times (3.6%), showing minimal power but with outstanding contact skills and the defensive attributes to stay at shortstop. Their top player for Jan. 15 is another shortstop with a similar build at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds who projects to stick at the position. Caba isn't a huge slugger, but he has more ability to drive the ball with impact at the same age compared to Bergolla Jr., driving the ball well to the gaps from both sides of the plate. He's a plus runner and a good athlete, which is evident in the way he plays shortstop. He's a fluid defender whose hands and feet work well at the position with an arm that's nearing plus and should be there soon with more strength gains.