Arizona Diamondbacks ink 19 international prospects

Jan 31, 2022, 2:39 PM
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Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen joins The Doug & Wolf Show for an interview on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Feb. 14, 2019. (Arizona Sports/Matt Layman)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that they signed 19 international prospects during a period from Jan. 15-20.

Among the the most heralded is 17-year-old infielder Abdias De La Cruz, from La Romana, Dominican Republic. He is the No. 36 ranked international prospect by and signed for $1.2 million, according to reporter Jesse Sanchez.

Eleven of the signees are from Venezuela, seven are from the Dominican Republic and one is from Mexico.

MLB locked out players Dec. 2 following the expiration of the sport’s collective bargaining agreement. Signings and trades have been halted, and spring training will not start as scheduled on Feb. 16 unless there is an agreement.

Arizona Diamondbacks 2022 international class

José Alpuria OF S/R 6-2 160 16 2/12/2005 Caja Seca, Venezuela Jan. 16
Jeffrey Amparo RHP R/R 6-3 175 17 9/24/2004 Santo Domingo Norte, D.R. Jan. 15
Gabriel Araujo OF R/R 6-0 175 17 9/7/2004 Valencia, Venezuela Jan. 15
Alberto Barriga C R/R 5-8 155 17 11/15/2004 Tierra Blanca, México Jan. 20
Cesar Bonalde OF L/L 6-2 160 16 3/18/2005 Puerto Cabello, Venezuela Jan. 16
Albert Carpio INF R/R 5-9 150 16 8/12/2005 Anaco, Venezuela Jan. 15
José Colmenarez C R/R 6-1 170 17 9/4/2004 Barquisimeto, Venezuela Jan. 15
Abdias De La Cruz INF R/R 6-3 175 17 11/3/2004 La Romana, D.R. Jan. 15
Andy Encarnación OF R/R 6-1 160 17 1/18/2005 San Pedro de Macoris, D.R. Jan. 15
Abel Fuerte RHP R/R 6-2 175 17 1/1/2005 Cotuí, D.R. Jan. 15
Diego Gonzalez INF R/R 5-7 150 16 7/18/2005 Palo Negro, Venezuela Jan. 15
Cesar Jimenez RHP R/R 6-1 170 16 7/18/2005 Maracay, Venezuela Jan. 15
Moises Lira RHP R/R 6-1 160 17 10/18/2004 San Carlos, Venezuela Jan. 15
Jansel Luis INF S/R 6-0 170 16 3/6/2005 San Pedro de Macoris, D.R. Jan. 15
Omar Moya C R/R 5-10 165 16 5/6/2005 Pampatar, Venezuela Jan. 16
Yerald Nin INF L/R 6-0 170 16 8/18/2005 Santo Domingo Centro, D.R. Jan. 15
Alejandro Ríos C R/R 5-11 150 16 3/30/2005 Valencia, Venezuela Jan. 15
Ruben Santana INF R/R 6-0 190 16 2/16/2005 El Seíbo, D.R. Jan. 15
Cristofer Torín INF R/R 5-10 155 16 5/26/2005 Acarigua, Venezuela Jan. 15

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