Carlos Herrera was Colorado's big-budget Latin American signing in 2013, commanding a $1.2 million bonus out of Venezuela. That places him in a similar situation as fellow Rockies prospects who were signed as shortstops like Rosell Herrera (2009, $550,000) and Pedro Gonzalez (2014, $1.3 million), among others.
Herrera, a 19-year-old shortstop (who is 6'0, 145 pounds), made his stateside debut in 2015 after struggling in his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2014. The lefty hitter slashed just .230/.289/.281 (71 wRC+) in 2014 and dealt with a hamstring injury that limited him to 160 plate appearances as a 17-year-old.
The left-handed hitter has good bat speed and a knack for making contact. Right now, he's more of a line-drive type, but the Rockies think he might develop some more sneaky power as he matures. He's an excellent runner who is already a base-stealing threat. His athleticism plays well at short, where he should be at least an above-average fielder with a strong arm.