The Venezuelan prospect Victor Izturis, nephew of César and Maicer, agreed with the Cleveland Guardians during the day of international firms from MLB in this January from 2022.
This January 15, 2022, the international signing period in the MLB was moved and the new Cleveland Guardians signed the Venezuelan prospect Victor Izturis, who plays as a catcher and comes from a completely baseball family, since his uncles, César and Maicer, they played for more than a decade in the best baseball in the world and were benchmarks for this country.
Izturis, a native of Barquisimeto, Lara state. He is 16 years old, in the ranking of international prospects he was ranked #40, he signed a contract with Cleveland for an amount of $1.2 million dollars.
- Hit: 55
- Power: 50
- Run: 50
- Arm: 50
- Field: 55
- Total: 50
Victor Izturis, who grew up at his uncle’s academy, shows solid focus at the plate and superior instincts in the batter’s box. Particularly noteworthy is his knowledge of the barrel and his recognition of the pitches he can make in the strike zone. He’s a contact hitter with some pop.
On defense, he shows soft hands and develops arm strength with the possibility of being an above-average general receiver in the future. Just a bit taller than his big-league uncles at the same age, Victor might as well be a bit stronger. It has a more compact body than the other Izturises, but it has one thing in common: it has the opportunity to star in a premium position.