Dodgers Sign Julio Urias

The Dodgers signed left-hander Julio Urias, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. Urias, a 16-year-old from Mexico, signed for an unknown amount that will only partially count against the Dodgers’ $2.9MM spending pool for 2012-13. The prospect’s rights were transferred from Mexico City of the Mexican League, so only a limited percentage of the bonus applies to the Dodgers’ pool.

Some scouts considered Urias one of the better pitching prospects available. He has reached 92 mph on the radar gun and his change-up is one of the best secondary pitches in this year's class, according to Baseball America. Some teams had suggested that Urias would sign along with a few others for more than $1MM and maybe close to $2MM, Badler reported last month.


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6 Comments on "Dodgers Sign Julio Urias"


Gumby65
2 years 11 months ago

92 Mph at 16… Yikes!

2 years 11 months ago

Danny Almonte is (still) 16 too

JacksTigers
2 years 11 months ago

You have evidence that this guy is lying? Or are you just saying things for the sake of saying things?

Cody
2 years 11 months ago

I think he was making a joke, and it was funny. Since when do jokes need a purpose? Sheesh.

JacksTigers
2 years 11 months ago

Those jokes are overdone every time there’s a international signing.

2 years 11 months ago

great signing by the dodgers….him and puig… awesome….