See Also: 2015 Cubs International Review
See Also: 2014 Cubs International Review
See Also: 2013 Cubs International Review
Top 2016-17 signing: RHP Manuel Rodriguez, Mexico, $400,000.
Total signings: 29.
The Cubs went over their 2015-16 bonus pool, a class that included outfielders Eddy Julio Martinez and Jonathan Sierra, shortstop Aramis Ademan, righthander Jose Albertos and catcher Miguel Amaya.
As a penalty, they had to fish in a smaller pond last year when the 2016-17 signing period opened, unable to sign players subject to the bonus pools for more than $300,000. There is an exception to that rule though.