According to an industry source, the Red Sox have officially signed a pair of 16-year-old pitchers from Venezuela, with their agreements having been approved by Major League Baseball.

The team added Emmanuel DeJesus, a 6-foot-3 lefty with a strong frame who features a three-pitch mix that he can throw for strikes. DeJesus demonstrates an advanced feel for pitching and a high baseball IQ, particularly given his age. He is described as having some similarities to current Red Sox starter Felix Doubront, who also signed out of Venezuela as a 16-year-old.

Baseball America’s Ben Badler described DeJesus thusly:

“At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, DeJesus has a loose arm and a big frame with a bit more durability than Doubront had at the same age, but his stuff is still a projection. He throws in the mid-to-high 80s and will flash some feel for a curveball and a changeup, but they’re inconsistent right now. DeJesus, 16, has more size but less stuff compared to fellow Venezuelan lefthander Ricardo Sanchez.”

The Sox also officially added 16-year-old Jhonathan Diaz, also a lefty out of Venezuela. Diaz is 6 feet tall and described by the source as a premium athlete (something that is evident in the fluidity of his low-effort and repeatable delivery) who shows both poise and confidence on the mound. He throws a mid- to high-80s fastball right now, with a changeup that the Sox scouted as his best secondary pitch along with a curveball.