The 2017-18 international signing period opens in seven weeks on July 2. It’s a day flooded with teams signing 16-year-old international prospects, with most of those prospects coming from Latin America and largely from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
It will be the first year of the new hard caps on international spending. Each team gets a bonus pool of $4.75 million, $5.25 million or $5.75 million, and while teams can trade for an additional 75 percent of their original pool allotment, teams can no longer simply blast through their pools and incur future signing restrictions like they have done in the past.
These are 10 of the top prospects to watch for July 2 and which teams are expected to sign them.