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Dodgers Sign Mexican Left-Hander Luis Valdez

Valdez is an intriguing young arm to add to the Dodgers’ system.



The Dodgers have an excellent history with left-handed pitchers who hail from Mexico, including both Fernando Valenzuela and Julio Urias. The organization has announced another international free agency signing of LHP Luis Valdez from Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico. Valdez turned just sixteen years old in July, born in 2003 (!).

Valdez is a very lanky kid, checking in at around six-foot-two and 150 pounds. He is projectable for that very reason and has all the time in the world to fill his frame out.

Here is some recent video on Valdez pitching in the Future Stars Series:

As the tweet mentions, Valdez has a pretty advanced and deceptive delivery for being so young and looked fantastic in the Future Stars Series.

While there is not a ton of information on the 16-year-old southpaw at this juncture, there certainly will be in the near future. Just by watching the video, you can see the raw potential and the level of mastery of his three-pitch mix at just sixteen years of age.

Best of luck to Luis Valdez in his journey through his baseball life in America.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 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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      • Lol you guys are terrible at this and my comments strike a nerve with all of you who choose to live in your dodger fantasy land. You can’t handle the truth snowflake

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