June 16, 2021

Dodgers Sign 17-Year-Old Pitchers Francisco Lucumi and Yhonkervix Castillo (Dodgers Nation)

In addition to the signing of Mexican left-hander Luis Valdez, the Dodgers have recently announced the signings of Colombian right-hander Francisco Lucumi and Dominican left-hander Yhonkervix Castillo to minor-league contracts. Lucumi and Castillo are both seventeen years old.

Francisco Lucumi

Lucumi is a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher who hails from Cali, Colombia. He has a fairly imposing frame for his age, checking in at six-foot-two and 170 pounds. His frame is very projectable and because of his age, has a ton of time to fill it out.

Interestingly enough, it was reported that Lucumi has signed a deal for around $300,000 with the San Diego Padres in 2018, but it appears that is not so.

Lucumi was listed on the Dodgers’ transactions sheet on November 6 and has no prior signing history — this makes the previous report false. However, it does appear that Lucumi put pen to paper with San Diego, which makes things interesting. The…

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