The new international signing period begins Tuesday (July 2) and the
Dodgers have been tied to one player who could garner a bonus of more than a
Lucas Tirado, a shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is
the guy the Dodgers reportedly have an eye on. Kiley McDaniel of Scouting
Baseball projects the Dodgers to ink Tirado to a $1.2 million bonus. He also
ranks Tirado as the 14th-best prospect available.
Tirado, 16, is a shortstop for now, but Matt Garrioch of
Minor League Ball thinks he might have to move off the position eventually. He
lists second base and left field as possibilities. I’d be perfectly fine if
Tirado ended up as a second baseman.
Garrioch also had this to say about Tirado:
“Interesting hitter. Polished. Not sure he can stick at SS.
Might be a LF/2B.”
Tirado’s a lefty swinger with decent bat speed. He isn’t the
fleetest of foot, which could lead to a position change. Tirado’s hit tool is
his best, with everything e...