Dodgers’ 2022 international class includes 32 signings who hail from Venezuela to Japan to Russia

Samuel Munoz

A few days ago the Dodgers announced their 2022 international signing class, which was 30 players, including a whopping 14 from Venezuela. Additionally, it was later revealed they inked RHP Kosuke Matsuda from Japan and RHP Callum Wallace from Australia as well.

The Dodgers have $4,644,000 to spend in the 2022 signing period, though it’s unclear how much they’ve doled out so far.

Anyway, the list.

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Venezuela

Daniel Arrias, OF
Ilmerson Colon, LHP
Nicolas Cruz, RHP
Yhonaider Gudiño, SS
Eduardo Guerrero, SS
Jholbran Herder, RHP
Edgar Leon, RHP
Yorfran Medina, OF
Accimias Morales, RHP
Roiger Mujica, RHP
Raynerd Ortega, SS
Oswaldo Osorio, SS
Victor Rodrigues, C
Luciano Romero, RHP

Dominican Republic

Natanael Castillo, SS
Yuliangel de la Cruz, RHP
Josue De Paula, OF
Domingo Geronimo, RHP
Samuel Muñoz, 3B/OF
Javier Peña, C
Jeral Perez, SS

Colombia

Sean Liñan, RHP
Yoryi Simarra, RHP

Other Countries

Alexander Albertus, SS, Aruba
Edgar Aviles, RHP, Mexico
Peter Bonilla Hernandez, LHP, Spain
Steven Castillo, RHP, Nicaragua
Miguel Dominguez, C, Panama
Mairo Martinus, SS, Curacao
Kosuke Matsuda, RHP, Japan
Emrike Sevilya, RHP, Russia
Callum Wallace, RHP, Australia

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Samuel Munoz is the #7 prospect in the class according to MLB Pipeline, and #42 according to Baseball America.

Munoz is a left-handed-hitting infielder with an advanced approach at the plate and tons of power projection. He already shows an above-average ability to barrel up the baseball to all fields, and the thought is the ability will translate into homers in the future as he fills out his large and developing frame. He sprays the ball to all fields with pop. Munoz has already come a long way. The teen was first showcased as an outfielder but moved back to his original spot in the infield because of his improved athleticism and quickness. He runs the 60-yard timed run in 6.6 seconds and has the potential to be a good baserunner. His high baseball IQ and makeup are also noteworthy. He shows good actions in the infield and displays solid arm strength. There’s still a chance he moves to third base because of his size, but it’s too early to tell.

Muñoz has a left-handed swing that’s short, quick and smooth. He handles the bat well with a good approach for his age and generates good power that could grow into an above-average tool once he fills out his projectable frame.

Accimias Morales is the #37 prospect in the class, according to MLB Pipeline.

Morales is one of the most interesting pitchers on the market and has the type of upside scouts seek. Large and durable with a 6-foot-4 frame, Morales shows plus command potential with all three of his pitches. He’s athletic, features a repeatable delivery and has a presence on the mound. Specifically, his fastball has been clocked at 93 mph, he throws a hard slider with a sharp break and throws a changeup with lots of movement. His ability to mix up his repertoire while still pounding the strike zone stands out for a prospect his age. He projects to be a mid-rotation starter in the big leagues one day.

Matsuda is interesting as he fulfills Andrew Friedman‘s fetish of taking guys who have recently had arm surgery.

Independent leagues in America? Psh, rookie stuff. Scouting independent leagues in Japan, baby.

Josh had an interesting mechanical comp for him.

Not much else can be found in terms of scouting reports or what not on the rest of the class, but there are frequently gems that emerge from the unknown ranks, and here are video of some of the other prospects.

Domingo Geronimo

Jeral Perez

Alexander Albertus

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