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2018 International Signing Period
« on: June 22, 2018, 07:06:29 pm »
2nd year in the penalty box for the Astros so no signees >$300K. BA says the following players are linked to the club (no ages given but expect the usual raft of 16-17 year olds):

  • RHP Johangel Ramirez--Venezuela
  • OF Frank Perez--"hit .374/.528/.549 in 129 plate appearances in Cuba’s 15U national league in 2016"
  • OF Tomas Ramirez--DR
  • C Miguel Palma--Venezuela

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/al-west-2018-international-signing-previews/

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 09:12:09 am »
I did try, but couldn't find it here, but is there a list of the signings from 2016?  Seems like that was a critical decision/strategy, with lasting effects and it would be nice to follow and judge its success.

On a related note, while watching the Nats/Phils game last night, I saw Soto for the first time.  Apparently, a $1.5 mil signing bonus (2015) by the Nats.  What a great investment.  In researching his signing bonus, I see that in 2016, the Nats also exceeded their allotment, like the Astros.  Was there something special about that year that lured clubs into that strategy, or does this occur every year about at the same frequency?

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:09:09 pm »
I did try, but couldn't find it here, but is there a list of the signings from 2016?  Seems like that was a critical decision/strategy, with lasting effects and it would be nice to follow and judge its success.

This thread has the 2016 signings by the Astros:

http://www.orangewhoopass.com/forums/index.php?topic=118385.0;all

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 05:17:27 pm »
In researching his signing bonus, I see that in 2016, the Nats also exceeded their allotment, like the Astros.  Was there something special about that year that lured clubs into that strategy, or does this occur every year about at the same frequency?

Teams knew the hard cap rules on int'l signings were coming into the effect the following year so it was a last chance to blow their wad so to speak.

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 06:07:02 pm »
Astros announced the signing of 14 players today (8 from DR, 5 from Venezuela and 1 from Cuba). Includes 3 shortstops, 5 outfielders, 5 RHPs and 1 catcher. Includes the 4 players listed above.

https://www.mlb.com/astros/news/astros-sign-14-international-free-agents/c-283952378


BA has their international signings tracker up as well.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2018-mlb-international-signings-tracker/
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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 08:30:12 pm »
Known bonus payments (per BA, twitter, etc)

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela
Frank Perez, of, Cuba
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 07:31:53 pm »
Updated list:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela
Frank Perez, of, Cuba
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 01:38:14 pm »
Update #2:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela
Frank Perez, of, Cuba
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 07:06:25 pm »
A couple of more signings have trickled in (based on either the intl signings tracker from BA or the Astros MLB transactions page):

Update #3:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela
Frank Perez, of, Cuba
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 06:14:19 pm »
Astros posted a signing a couple of days ago of a 19-year old pitcher out of the DR. Bonus info unknown at this time.

Update #4:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19

New signings in bold
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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 11:13:12 am »
Astros sign a young catcher from the Dominican. No bonus info yet. Video (including pop times) here:
https://www.facebook.com/JDBbaseballRD/videos/1814652255507958/

Update #5:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17

New signings in bold

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 11:53:02 am »
Was able to find the bonus info for Cuban player Frank Perez (from this article https://oncubanews.com/deportes/beisbol/cubano-los-astros-houston/ written by Cuban sportswriter Francys Romero who in the past has had a good handle on bonus info for players from the island) and updating the following accordingly...

Update #6:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba--$275K  B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17


Total of 18 players signed to date with reported bonuses on 14 of those. As far as how much remains in the Astros' international pool:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................   (250,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,733,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 14 players..................(3,115,000)
Amt available for 4 other signed players/future signings...$1,618,500

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 08:40:31 pm »
Updated for the Marlins trade today...

Total of 18 players signed to date with reported bonuses on 14 of those. As far as how much remains in the Astros' international pool:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................  (250,000)
Less: Amt sent to MIA for 2 minor leaguers.........................   (500,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,233,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 14 players..................(3,115,000)
Amt available for 4 other signed players/future signings...$1,118,500

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 02:43:55 pm »
Updated for the Marlins trade today...

Total of 18 players signed to date with reported bonuses on 14 of those. As far as how much remains in the Astros' international pool:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................  (250,000)
Less: Amt sent to MIA for 2 minor leaguers.........................   (500,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,233,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 14 players..................(3,115,000)
Amt available for 4 other signed players/future signings...$1,118,500

BTW, MLB Pipeline tweeted this out yesterday...

MLB Pipeline @MLBPipeline 22 hours ago
#MLB teams with the most money remaining in this international signing period:
$6,569,500 #Marlins
$6,563,500 #Orioles
$3,621,500 #Rays
$2,266,300 #STLCards
$2,244,500 #Athletics
$2,097,600 #Dodgers
$1,102,600 #WhiteSox
$1,022,600 #Astros

That would imply they have info suggesting that the 4 signed players whose bonus money I have yet to see publicly reported (Daniel Pacheco, Andres Monzon, Antonio Placencia and Freddy Guilamo) signed for about $24K apiece. That seems light to me--Placencia and Guilamo would likely have signed for relative peanuts given their ages but conversely Pacheco and Monzon probably would have signed for significantly more. Perhaps MLB Pipeline doesn't quite have complete bonus info either?

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 08:57:30 pm »
16 y/o RHP Miguel Padilla out of Venezuela recently signed. Listed at 6'2" 180 lbs.

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 11:25:41 pm »
Bonus amount inferred for the Miguel Padilla signing...

Update #7:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba--$275K  B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17
Miguel Padilla, rhp, Venezuela -- $50K  B/T: R/R 6'2" /180 Age: 16


Total of 19 players signed to date with reported bonuses on 15 of those. As far as how much remains in the Astros' international pool:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................  (250,000)
Less: Amt sent to MIA for 2 minor leaguers.........................   (500,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,233,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 15 players.................(3,165,000)
Less: Assumed bonus paid to 4 unreported players............     (95,900)
Amt available for future signings and/or trade......................$ 972,600


The $972,600 was what was reported today as the amount remaining in the Astros' international bonus pool. The previous amount reported back in October was $1,022,600. The reduction was $50K and since the only signing since then was Miguel Padilla then I'm going to assume for now that was the bonus paid out to him.

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 02:35:32 pm »
In the past couple of days the Astros signed a righty out of the Dominican. Given his age, it's highly doubtful the bonus amount was significant...

Update #8:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba--$275K  B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17
Miguel Padilla, rhp, Venezuela -- $50K  B/T: R/R 6'2" /180 Age: 16
Marcos Eusebio, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'1" /180 Age: 18


Total of 20 players signed to date with reported and/or inferred bonuses on 15 of those. Given the likelihood of a minimal bonus for Eusebio, we're gonna assume for now the Astros' international pool money remains unchanged:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................  (250,000)
Less: Amt sent to MIA for 2 minor leaguers.........................   (500,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,233,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 15 players.................(3,165,000)
Less: Assumed bonus paid to 5 unreported players............     (95,900)
Amt available for future signings and/or trade......................$ 972,600



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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 12:55:11 pm »
Another Dominican righty gets signed with no bonus info reported...

Update #9:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba--$275K  B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17
Miguel Padilla, rhp, Venezuela -- $50K  B/T: R/R 6'2" /180 Age: 16
Marcos Eusebio, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'1" /180 Age: 18
Edinson Batista, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'2" /185 Age: 16


Total of 21 players signed to date with reported and/or inferred bonuses on 15 of those.


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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2019, 07:15:47 am »
In the past couple of days the Astros signed a righty out of the Dominican. Given his age, it's highly doubtful the bonus amount was significant...

Update #8:

Miguel Palma, c, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /170 Age: 16
Tomas Ramirez, of, Dominican Republic--$250K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /172 Age: 16
Johangel Ramirez, rhp, Venezuela--$275K   B/T: R/R 6' 2" /193 Age: 16
Yohander Martinez, ss, Venezuela--$300K   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /175 Age: 16
Cristian Gonzalez, ss, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /180 Age: 16
Reimy Beltre, rhp, Dominican Republic -- $135K   B/T: R/R 6' 3" /170 Age: 17
Omar Diaz, of, Dominican Republic--$85K   B/T: L/L 6' 1" /180 Age: 16
Danny Subero, rhp, Venezuela--$200K   B/T: R/R 6' 4" /194 Age: 16
Ayendy Ortiz, ss, Dominican Republic--$240K   B/T: S/R 6' 1" /170 Age: 16
Carlos Calderon, rhp, Dominican Republic--$80K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /175 Age: 16
Daniel Pacheco, rhp, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 10" /160 Age: 16
Frank Perez, of, Cuba--$275K  B/T: R/R 6' 2" /180 Age: 16
Jairo Jose, of, Dominican Republic--$75K   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /160 Age: 16
Jesus Liranzo, of, Dominican Republic--$300K   B/T: R/R 6' 1" /185 Age: 16
Ricardo Balogh, ss, Dominican Republic -- $300K   B/T: S/R 6' 3" /175 Age: 16
Andres Monzon, cf, Venezuela   B/T: R/R 5' 11" /152 Age: 16
Antonio Placencia, rhp, Dominican Republic   B/T: R/R 6' 0" /170 Age: 19
Freddy Guilamo, c, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 5'11" /160 Age: 17
Miguel Padilla, rhp, Venezuela -- $50K  B/T: R/R 6'2" /180 Age: 16
Marcos Eusebio, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'1" /180 Age: 18


Total of 20 players signed to date with reported and/or inferred bonuses on 15 of those. Given the likelihood of a minimal bonus for Eusebio, we're gonna assume for now the Astros' international pool money remains unchanged:

Pool at beg. of year.................................................................$4,983,500
Less: Amt sent to LAA in Maldonado deal.............................  (250,000)
Less: Amt sent to MIA for 2 minor leaguers.........................   (500,000)
Amount available.....................................................................$4,233,500
Less: Total bonus already paid out to 15 players.................(3,165,000)
Less: Assumed bonus paid to 5 unreported players............     (95,900)
Amt available for future signings and/or trade......................$ 972,600

Any relation to Tony?

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2019, 10:46:54 pm »
Any relation to Tony?

Not a friggin' clue.