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Dodgers Sign Mexican Left-Handed Pitcher Octavio Becerra

The lefty is showing poise on the mound at a young age.

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: A Los Angeles Dodgers jersey hangs during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have reportedly signed Mexican southpaw Octavio Becerra to a minor league deal. Becerra is just 18 years old. He is the Mexican League’s most highly-touted prospect.

Becerra has thrown just 18 1/3 innings for the Aguascalientes of the Mexican League across two seasons, posting a 9.82 ERA and 2.40 WHIP. Take these stats with a grain of salt considering Becerra is playing in a league where the average age is 29.6 years old at just 18.

The scouting report available on Becerra is very limited at the moment. From what we know, the southpaw is 5’9 and weighs 165 pounds. He hails from Tepatitlan, Mexico.

Becerra is a young international signing amongst a plethora of others from the past calendar year under Dodgers’ scouting director Billy Gasparino.

He was ranked as the #1 prospect in La Liga Mexicana de Beisból coming into the 2019 season. That is a high-profile signing considering his potential and experience in one of the world’s premier leagues outside of the United States.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Wonder if Dodgers used the international spending pool money it received in the Jedd Gyorko acquisition

  2. I am a huge Chase Utley fan. Needless to say, that slide was dirty. I’m sure he regrets it.

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