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Revealing Top 30 International Prospects list | MLB.com

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The baseball bloodlines run deep with international prospect Wander Franco. His idol, Padres shortstop Erick Aybar, is also his uncle.

“I’ve learned a lot from him, not only baseball and fielding, but also my approach to the game and how to behave on and off the field,” Franco, 16, said. “He has always been a hero to me and I want to follow in his footsteps.”
Franco is on his way to fulfilling his own big league dream. The switch-hitting shortstop from the Dominican Republic has been considered the top prospect for the international class of 2017 for several months, and now it’s official. Wander Samuel Franco is ranked No. 1 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list for 2017. He’s expected to sign with an MLB organization when the international signing period begins on July 2.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 05, 2017 at 09:57 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: international free agents, prospects

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Luis Robert Declared A Free Agent - MLB Trade Rumors

The next big thing is going to the last international player to get paid.

Robert, a 19-year-old outfielder, has reportedly drawn wide interest from around the league. Last we checked in, a variety of organizations were planning to take closer scouting looks. If there’s a favorite at this point, it could be the White Sox, though they’d be entering the penalty box by striking a deal with Robert. Numerous other organizations have already blown past their bonus pools, so going on to sign Robert would mean ponying up double his bonus but wouldn’t change their future international spending eligibility.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM | 3 comment(s)
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