MLB Showcase Preview: Top International Prospects For 2017

Major League Baseball's annual two-day international amateur showcase begins tomorrow in the Dominican Republic, where several of the top prospects eligible to sign when the 2017-18 signing period opens on July 2 will be in attendance.

The showcase mostly features 15- and 16-year-old players from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, the two predominant sources of international signings, though players from Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama are also on the rosters.

This upcoming signing period will be the first under the rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which include hard caps on each team's bonus pool. There are 16 teams that will each have a pool of $4.75 million, while six teams get $5.25 million and eight clubs get $5.75 million.

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