Dodgers announce international signings

January 15th, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with 22 international players, including top international prospects Wilman Diaz, Jesus Galiz and Rayne Doncon. In total, the Dodgers signed 12 pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders.

Diaz, 17, is the No. 3 rated international prospect by The Maracay, Venezuela native is the top teenager of the 2020-2021 class and the top shortstop according to The athletic and offensively gifted shortstop hails from the same program as Dodger farmhand and 2018 international signee Diego Cartaya. 

Galiz, 17, is the top catching prospect in the international signing class is rated the No. 8 overall prospect by The Maracaibo, Venezuela native was a former infielder that has switched over to catching, earning high marks for his receiving skills and his baseball IQ.

Doncon, 17, is one of the top infielders in the Dominican Republic that trains at the Chal Baseball Academy. The talented infielder has a physically imposing presence with power potential at the plate.

The Dodgers bolster another strong class, as they have signed the top prospect out of Venezuela for the third straight year after signing Cartaya in 2018 and Luis Rodriguez in 2019. The rest of the international signees include:

Name Country Position

Abad, Dailoui Dominican Republic RHP

Alonso, Juan Panama OF

Avila, Carlos Venezuela C

Barreto, Isaac Colombia OF

Bastardo, Miguel Venezuela RHP

Campos, Elio Venezuela SS

Carpintero, Jorge Venezuela LHP

Diaz, Wilman Venezuela SS

Diaz, Brian Venezuela RHP

Doncon, Rayne Dominican Republic SS

Galiz, Jesus Venezuela C

Guerra, Luis Venezuela SS

Jimenez, Jhonny Dominican Republic RHP

Jimenez, Sebastian Venezuela LHP

Lasso, Roger Panama OF

Liranzo, Thayron Dominican Republic C

Martinez, Maximo Venezuela RHP

Ramirez, Kelvin Venezuela RHP

Romero, Christian Mexico RHP

Santillan, Pedro Mexico RHP

Soto, Missael Dominican Republic RHP

Vilchez, Michael Curacao RHP