I just couldn't help myself. I received word this afternoon that the Dodgers had made another signing in the international market and I knew I had to celebrate it. After all, we've gone through years of hearing ownership promise to build through prospects, so it's refreshing to see it actually happen. I'm really starting to love these Guggenheim folks. They say what they mean, and actually follow through.
Via a tweet this afternoon from JP Hoornstra.
The Dodgers signed another international prospect, 17-year-old LHP Maximiliano Gooding out of Panama City, Panama.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 26, 2013
Naturally, I had to make my very own fantasy card for our newest Dodger. I grabbed a photo of Maximiliano from TVN Noticias and used the 1987 Topps Baseball design.
Based on a report from Tu Beisbol, he is 17 years old, 5'11", and roughly 160 lbs. He throws a 4-seamer and a 12-6 curveball. In another article, it noted that he worked 24 2/3 innings in a 2012 youth championship series. He allowed 13 hits, five runs and recorded a 1.82 ERA. Maximiliano also had 25 strike outs and 4 walks.
Unfortunately, that's where the trail ends. The slot dollars used has not been announced by the Dodgers.
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