Arizona Diamondbacks bring in 23 international signees

Jan 15, 2024, 9:29 AM | Updated: Jan 16, 2024, 3:49 pm

Mike Hazen, Arizona Diamondbacks GM...

Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen during spring training workouts on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2023, in Scottsdale. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with 23 prospects to start the 2024 international signing period, the team announced.

MLB Pipeline’s No. 10 ranked Adriel Rodney and No. 24 ranked Belfi Rivera will both join the club’s farm system.

Rodney is a 6-foot-1, 176 pound, 16-year-old who has drawn comparisons to Julio Rodriguez. While he projects to start his career in center field, scouts believe he has the ability to shift to one of the corner outfield spots as he continues to develop his skills and strength.

Rivera is a 6-foot-1, 160 pound, 17-year-old prospect who is also expected to start in center field but could shift to right or left as his career develops.

Rivera is a left handed swinger while Rodney bats from the right side.

The D-backs were among six teams with more than $7 million in signing pool money.

The top prospect on the list, shortstop Leo De Vries, agreed to join the San Diego Padres.

Diamondbacks international signings

RHP Luis Andujar

OF Oscar Aponte

RHP Angel Beltran

SS Alfredo Benzan

OF Pedro Blanco

OF Anderson Custodio

SS Erick De La Cruz

SS Alonso Gallegos

C Robert Lantigua

OF Raily Liriano

RHP Alan Marcano

RHP Alexis Marin

C Carlos Molina

RHP Neiker Palacios

UTL Wilmeyber Penuela

OF Adriel Radney

C Santiago Ramos

OF Belfi Rivera

C Jose Rodriguez

RHP Stiven Rogers

SS Kyle Sinzza

RHP Josdanner Suarez

RHP Modesto Vargas

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