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Dodgers Sign Part-Time Taquero With 93-MPH Fast Ball

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Dodgers Sign Part-Time Taquero With 93-MPH Fast Ball

From taquero to the big leagues.

Just a few months ago, Octavio Becerra was delivering pizzas and working part-time at his tío’s taco shop in Jalisco. Now, the 18-year-old is on his way to pitch for the Dodgers.

“I had just finished pitching when a scout for the Dodgers started asking me all these questions about my pitches," Octavio told Primer Impacto.

"The scout said he’d be back with some news and like an hour and a half later he said they had signed me,” said the teenage southpaw, who is reported to have a 93-mph fast ball.

The 5'9", 165-pound Tepatitlan native was ranked #1 in La Liga Mexicana de Beisból coming into the 2019 season, having pitched 17 strikeouts in 18 innings for the Aguascalientes team Los Rieleros.

Although his contract is minor league, the majors are likely just a season away. But, if it doesn't work out, his uncle says he can always go back to delivering pizzas.

Suerte hermano!