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Dodgers to Sign Yeiner Fernandez, International Free Agent Catcher

The Dodgers are reportedly in agreement with IFA catcher Yeiner Fernandez.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Special edition Los Angeles Dodgers baseballs used for batting practice are held in a basket before the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

It is international free agency season and the Dodgers have already made six signings in the market! Let’s take a look at the next one, Venezuelan catcher Yeiner Fernandez. Here is a pretty awesome look back on Fernandez in the Little League World Series in 2015:

Fernandez is no longer a flame-throwing pitcher, but now a catcher with a great arm.

Here is a link to a current video of Fernandez:

According to the Instagram video from Ben Badler of Baseball America, Fernandez checks in at 5’10 and around 190 pounds, giving him a good, projectable frame for a catcher.

Fernandez did not check in on the top 30 list for the MLB Pipeline rankings for international free agents. Baseball America no longer does rankings for this period.

Still, Fernandez figures to be a top-three — top-five at the worst catcher — in the international free agency pool.

It is not yet known what percentage of the bonus pool money the Dodgers possess was given to Fernandez.

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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