Dodgers Sign Nine International Prospects

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signings of nine international prospects, including four ranked in's scoutboard 2015 International Prospects list: Yadier Alvarez (No. 1), Starling Heredia (No. 12), Ronny Brito (No. 15) and Oneil Cruz (No. 33).

"We're excited to add nine highly-skilled prospects as we continue to re-stock, inject talent and build depth at all levels of our organization," said Dodger Vice President, International Scouting Bob Engle. "These signings are a testament to the hard work of our scouts and the international appeal of the Dodger brand."

The Dodgers signed six players from the Dominican Republic and one player each from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua:

Name DOB Country Position Ht Wt B/T Signing Scout
Yadier Alvarez         3/7/1996 Cuba RHP 6'2'' 172 R/R Mike Tosar, Patrick Guerrero, Bob Engle
Starling Heredia 2/6/1999 Santo Domingo Norte, DR OF 6'1'' 220 R/R Patrick Guerrero, Franklin Taveras Jr., Manelik Pimentel  
Ronny Brito 3/22/1999 San Francisco de Macoris, DR SS 6'0'' 168 R/R Franklin Taveras Jr., Elvio Jimenez, Manelik Pimentel
Oneil Cruz 10/4/1998 Bani, DR SS 6'4'' 174 L/R Patrick Guerrero, Franklin Taveras Jr., Bob Engle
Christopher Arias 5/1/1999 Santo Domingo Norte, DR OF 6'2'' 182 L/L Franklin Taveras Jr., Manelik Pimentel, Elvio Jimenez
Ramon Rosso 6/9/1996 Santo Domingo, DR RHP 6'4'' 215 R/R Juan Garcia-Puig, Doug Skiles, Bob Engle
Carlos Rincon 10/14/1997 Guerra, DR OF 6'0'' 175 R/R Patrick Guerrero, Bob Engle
Luis Rodriguez 3/2/1999 Cumana Sucre, Venezuela SS 6'0'' 150 S/R Jose Briceno, Pedro Avila
Aldo Espinoza 9/11/1998 Managua, Nicaragua 2B 6'0'' 168 R/R Nemesio Porras, Luis Molina