This is part of Ben Badler’s 2020-21 international signing day preview. You can also find his international big board of 2020 prospects here.
The Mets paid out one of the biggest bonuses of the 2019 class to land Dominican center fielder Alexander Ramirez for $2.05 million. Later in the year, they signed Venezuelan righthander Robert Dominguez, a late riser who ran his fastball up to 99 mph at 17 years old and ranked as the top pitcher signed in 2019.
For the upcoming signing class, the Mets seem to be taking a different approach, with no projected seven-figure signing at the moment, but a significant volume of players in the $100,000 to $600,000 bracket.
Two outfielders the Mets are expected to sign are Johairo Cuevas from the Dominican Republic and Gustavo Marquez from Venezuela.
Among pitchers, the Mets are expected to sign Dominican righthander Elian Nuñez, who throws a lively fastball that sits in the upper 80s and pairs it with a tight-spinning curveball, as well as Venezuelan righthander Enderson Arevalo.
Other Venezuelan players the Mets are expected to sign include shortstops Diego Mosquera and Samuel Camacaro, and righthanders Lennerd Ramos and Aaron Martinez.
Dominican catcher Ruben Tatis and Dominican outfielder Sebastian Castro are also connected to the Mets, as is Colombian shortstop Isaac Lechuga and Dominican shortstops Jensy Silvestre and Yoendy Perez.