Latin American Stars Sign Petition Opposing International Draft
If Major League Baseball is planning an international draft, it’s going to need the approval of the Players’ Association to do so. According to a petition collected by four prominent [...]
International Draft Raises Job Security Concerns Among Scouts
While players, agents and trainers are on edge over how a potential international draft could affect them, several area scouts in foreign countries are worried about their own futures as [...]
Nine Questions MLB Must Address For An International Draft
Nothing spreads panic across the baseball community in Latin America quite like talk of an international draft. Major League Baseball officials won’t address the subject in any detail, knowing how [...]
After Pitching In WBC At 16, Brazil’s Daniel Missaki Signs With Mariners
The Mariners have signed Daniel Missaki, a 17-year-old Brazilian righthander who pitched for Brazil’s 2013 World Baseball Classic team in March. Missaki, who is 6 feet, 170 pounds, was the [...]
Marten Gasparini, 15, Might Be Europe’s Best Prospect Ever
International scouting directors spend hundreds of days every year in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to evaluate baseball’s top international amateur prospects. Over the past year, those top scouting officials [...]
MLB Finalizes International Bonus Pools
MLB has determined the final bonus pools and slot values for the 2013-14 international signing period, which begins on July 2.
Teams Prepared To Spend Big On Dominican Outfielders
Baseball's biggest international bonuses have gone to Dominican corner outfielders. That should continue this year with players like Micker Zapata.
Ten International Prospects To Watch For July 2
Ben Badler breaks down ten of the top international prospects eligible to sign on July 2, including Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez.
Should ‘Obispo Aybar’ Have Tried To Copy Jairo Beras?
Ben Badler runs through what might have happened had 'Obispo Aybar' tried to sign with a team as a 19-year-old before July 2.
Dominican Shortstop ‘Obispo Aybar’ Admits To Fake Age, Identity
A top Dominican shortstop from this year's July 2 class tells Baseball America he swapped identities with his younger brother and is really 19, not 16.
Juan Carlos Paniagua Still Waiting For Visa
Juan Carlos Paniagua has been unable to begin his first full season with the Cubs due to a visa issue.
Dodgers Sign Osiris Ramirez For $100,000
The Dodgers have signed Dominican righthander Osiris Ramirez for $100,000.
Targeting Likely International Trade Partners
With teams allowed to trade international pool space on July 2, Ben Badler analyzes potential buyers and sellers in the new international trade market.
How Trading International Pool Space Works
Ben Badler explains the rules behind trading for international bonus pool space, including a hypothetical trade scenario.