Two under-the-radar IFA signings – Dodgers Digest

Whereas the IFA signing interval previously started on July 2nd, it now begins on January fifteenth, and the hunt for expertise by no means stops. Regardless of tying with Toronto for the smallest IFA bonus pool at $4.644 million, by way of Baseball America’s January fifteenth Signings Tracker, the Dodgers signed a whopping 31 prospects, which ranked third in all of MLB. And but, they nonetheless managed to land seven extra prospects this previous July.

Data on worldwide prospects is hit and miss, and as such, I solely have information on two of the seven, however each are attention-grabbing in their very own methods.


Paris Johnson

Johnson, a 17-year-old outfielder from Nassau, Bahamas, has extra of a stateside observe report than you’ll usually see with a world signee, as he has participated in Good Sport tournaments, and he educated at Cressey Sports activities Efficiency in West Palm Seaside, Florida.

Listed at 6’2, 205 lbs, Johnson was previously a two-way man, however since having undergone Tommy John surgical procedure, he’s a place participant solely. Although he has proven some really feel to hit within the aforementioned stateside motion, his principal calling card is energy, with Good Sport having his exit velo rating within the 93rd percentile in his age group, and he has reportedly placed on a present in batting observe since arriving at Campo Las Palmas, residence of the Dodgers within the DR.

Defensively, Johnson’s arm has bounced again post-op to being common, which can be the case for his wheels, so a left subject profile is probably going, with first base/DH because the fallback situation.


Abel Lorenzo

Lorenzo, a 17-year-old catcher, was signed by the Dodgers out of Bani, Dominican Republic. Listed at 6’0, 170 lbs on the time of signing, the younger Dominican is exhibiting an excellent swing from the left facet, in addition to a little bit of pop already:

Lorenzo was a shortstop as an beginner, so he’s a little bit of a mission behind the dish, however he comes with stable athletic marks, as he’s mild on his ft for a backstop and he possesses plus arm power.

And, you already know, the entire LHH catcher factor is all the time intriguing.


As for the opposite 5 signees — RHP Jecsua Liborius, OF Jose Gonzalez, LHP Franderly Morel, C Jose Torrez, and RHP Marco Corcho — not a lot data has popped up simply but, other than the everyday photographs of gamers sporting their future membership’s gear lengthy earlier than signing. If I discover something out, you guys will as nicely.


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