International Reviews: San Diego Padres

See Also: 2014 Padres International Review

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Top signing: RHP Andres Munoz, Mexico, $700,000.

Total signings: 38.

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The Padres hired A.J. Preller as their general manager last year in August after he played a pivotal role in building one of the game’s most productive international pipelines with the Rangers. In September, Preller brought Chris Kemp, who had been an area scout for the Rangers in the Carolinas, as his international scouting director. The pace of the international market moves quickly, even a year before the signing period begins, so the Padres were a little behind other clubs to start the year. With the Padres in strong pursuit of Yoan Moncada, they had to be somewhat conservative with any seven-figure prospects for July 2, since signing Moncada would have put them in the penalty box for 2015-16 and unable to sign anyone for more than $300,000. Instead Moncada went to the Red Sox in March, but the Padres remained aggressive in signing players, especially in Venezuela, with promising arms from Mexico and the Dominican Republic mixed in as well.

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