After a successful showing in October at the 2017 International Stars College Showcase in Phoenix, Arizona, Italian catcher Cesare Astorri, who also played for the Future Stars at Prague Baseball Week 2017, has signed with the Oakland A’s organization.
The 19-year-old from Parma, Italy came to the U.S. looking for an opportunity to play college baseball. His impressive performance at the well-attended Showcase day caught the attention of Major League scouts in attendance. This led to a private workout with Oakland and Cesare was offered a professional contract that became official last week.
Cesare will report to Arizona this Spring to begin his journey to the big leagues – and the entire International Stars family would like to wish him the best of luck!
Cesare hitting a home-run for the Future Stars at Prague Baseball Week 2017
Additional coverage about Cesare’s signing can be found below.
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