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Dodgers Sign Top International Shortstops Wilman Diaz and Rayne Doncon

Los Angeles adds to its incredible International Pool of talent.



The Dodgers are adding some depth from the International market today as they announced a ton of signings. Perhaps most notably, Los Angeles picked up a pair of shortstops that are highly regarded among MLB scouts. 

The Dodgers added Wilman Diaz out of Venezuela and Rayne Doncon out of the Dominican Republic. Both of the middle infielders are 17 years old, with Diaz being the higher-rated of the two. Diaz is ranked as the #1 overall shortstop/middle infielder by MLB Pipeline‘s Top 30 International Prospects. 

He is an athletic prospect with what many consider to be 5-tool potential, not something found every day in a 17-year-old. The current bat and approach by Diaz is what really has scouts ready to see him transition to a professional, with the hope that he will only further developed his already great power. If the Dodgers can continue to grow his offensive approach, they could have a very special infielder ready in a few short years. 

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The Dodgers also added Doncon, who is not listed on the MLB Pipeline’s Top 30. He trains out of the Chal Baseball Academy in the Dominican, and MLB scouts have been very impressed by his power potential early on. In short, the Dodgers just got two potentially very good bats in the International free-agent period. 

The Dodgers made the signings official with an announcement via the PR team. They also announced an additional 22 players signed during the International period. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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