Cleveland Guardians 16 International free agent signings

The Guardians made their splash in the International free agent market signing 16 players including two who were ranked in the top 50. Here is a look at the full list of new Guardians prospects.



Jaison Chourio - OF - Venezuela


Chourio was ranked as the 26th best international prospect by Baseball America. He is a switch hitting outfielder who projects as a top of the order centerfielder. Solid arm strength and above average speed defensively. Fluid swinging the bat. Should develop some power as he grows into his body, His brother Jackson was signed by the Brewers in 2021 as an international free agent.

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Victor Izturis - C - Venezuela


Izturis was ranked 41st in the Baseball America top 50 International prospects and the top catching prospect. At the plate he has a high baseball IQ and can be described as a line drive hitter. Despite currently having an average arm Izturis possesses all of the tools to be a solid defensive catcher. His uncles Cesar & Maicer Izturis are both former major leaguers.




Yanki Batista - SS - Dominican Republic


Did not sign with the initial class due to Covid protocols.

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Yorfran John - SS - Venezuela

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Alberto Mendez - SS - Venezuela

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Nomar Velasquez - SS - Venezuela

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Moises Molero - OF - Venezuela

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Jose Cedeno - C - Venezuela

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Rafael Ramirez Jr. - SS - Dominican Republic


His father Rafael Ramirez Sr. was a 13-year MLB veteran.

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Pedro Hernandez Jr. - SS - Panama


High baseball IQ with a solid swing and approach at the plate. Above average defender who projects as a middle infielder.

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Bryan Guedez - SS - Venezuela


Another infielder with good power potential who projects as a middle infielder.

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