Mariners announce three international signings

Montes, Arroyo, Gonzalez sign

January 18th, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Director of International Amateur Scouting Frankie Thon Jr. today announced the following international signings:

Michael Arroyo, INF, Colombia
Martín Gonzalez, INF, Dominican Republic
Lázaro Montes, OF, Cuba

"It's great to be adding these three young players to an already exciting Mariners minor league system,” Thon Jr. said. “Each of them offers a unique skillset that our Player Development staff should really enjoy working with. We are also thrilled with the quality of the people that we are bringing onboard."

Below is a brief description from Thon Jr. on the three signees:

Arroyo, 17, is a right-handed hitting infielder who is considered one of the more advanced pure hitters in the 2022 international class. He stood out as a performer across different international events in numerous countries. Arroyo has a quick and compact swing with developing power and good knowledge of the strike zone with mature swing decisions. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound infielder has a solid glove in the infield, likely setting in at second or third base.
Signing Scout: David Brito

Gonzalez, 17, is right-handed hitting infielder who has been praised for his glovework at shortstop, ranking as one of the better pure defenders in the 2022 international class. Gonzalez has also shown a plus arm for the position. At the plate, he has surprising raw strength considering his frame and profiles as more of a power hitter than a natural one. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound infielder is a solid overall athlete with average speed.
Signing Scout: Alfredo Celestin

Montes, 17, is a left-handed hitting outfielder who has the ability to develop into an impactful middle of the order power bat with solid feel for the strike zone. He’s an above-average hitter with on-base skills to complement his top-of-scale elite raw power. Montes is a steady defender on the outfield corners and a solid athlete. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound outfielder possesses a larger than life frame with an even bigger personality.
Signing Scout: Ismael Rosado