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Nate Colbert

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2019, 11:10:57 pm »
Signings out of Mexico have been frozen since June after MLB put a ban on them after certain shenanigans by Mexican League owners. MLB has now worked out a new agreement with that league and instead of getting up to 75% of a players' signing bonus ML owners will now "only" receive 35%. And with that agreement the ban has now been lifted. Given the Astros usually have a couple of signings each year out of Mexico, expect a few with 3 months left in the signing period.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/mlb-ends-ban-on-mexican-league-signings-with-new-deal/

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 10:13:47 am »
In that BA article recapping 2018 calendar year int'l signings, Ben Badler had nothing to add regards signing bonuses for the 2018 signing period other than contradicting his site's own reporting of the amount paid to OF Jesus Liranzo. The BA signing tracker had previously reported his bonus at $300K while in the article Badler says it was $270K.

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 04:48:19 pm »
In addition to the Cuban lefty (see the separate thread on Cuban signings), the Astros sign an older (and apparently underfed) pitcher from the Dominican. No bonuses yet reported on either.

Update #10:

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
Jose Yordan Nodal, lhp, Cuba B/T: L/L 6'3" /195 lbs Age: 16
Juan De Los Santos, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'0" /140 Age: 19

Total of 23 players signed to date with reported and/or inferred bonuses on 15 of those.

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Re: 2018 International Signing Period
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 05:41:03 am »
Just noticed a 5th recent signee, another older pitcher from the DR...

Update #11:

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
Misael Tamarez, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'1" /162 Age: 19
Jose Yordan Nodal, lhp, Cuba B/T: L/L 6'3" /195 Age: 16
Juan De Los Santos, rhp, Dominican Republic B/T: R/R 6'0" /140 Age: 19

Total of 24 players signed to date with reported and/or inferred bonuses on 15 of those.