From Part-Time Taquero In Mexico to Signing With the Dodgers: Meet Octavio

18-year-old Octavio Becerra of Jalisco, Mexico is proof that anything can happen.

The young man is here to inspire us all. Becerra went from working part-time at his uncle's taqueria (taco shop) in Jalisco, Mexico to...wait for it...becoming a Dodger!

The talented pitcher signed with the world-renowned baseball team back in August of this year and is already garnering the attention of the world. Angelenos, get to know this guy because he reportedly has a 93 mph fastball pitch! Can you believe that!?

Becerra spoke to Univision's Spanish-language program, Primer Impacto the following: “I had just finished pitching when a scout for the Dodgers started asking me all these questions about my pitches. The scout said he’d be back with some news and like an hour and a half later he said they had signed me.”

See...people are always watching! Octavio is perfect for Los Angeles. He's made for playing baseball (I mean LA is home of some of the greatest baseball teams in the world) and Los Angeles is also home of the greatest taco vendors in the world!

Another fact about the rising athlete, Becerra is a left handed pitcher! For now the 18-year-old is headed to the minor leagues. He last pitched for the LMB’s Aguascalientes team los Rieleros back in Mexico.

Keep following your dreams!

Watch Primer Impacto's feature on him below:

 

PHOTO: Courtesy of Rieleros de Aguascalientes

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