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10 hours ago, weams said:

 

 

 

Longer video/presentation of that...

 

Top o' the page, Ma! Still remembering Wyatt! :)

 

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7 minutes ago, scOtt said:

Don't know who he is but one of the signers already has a gold and diamond watch!

 

This guy.

 

Rolex%20signing%20guy.jpg

 

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1 minute ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Also seeing that Stiven Acevedo got 275k. 

That was last year's signing period. 

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7 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Spotrac has it as this one. Not that they are reliable. Just a tool. 

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/international/

Seems like there is room for lots of confusion with international signings. 

It's 100% from the 2018-2019 period, he's been playing for the DSL team from before the 2019-2020 period opened.

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18 hours ago, Going Underground said:

All of the above. Just was listening to Bordick and Hunter hyping Richie Martin like he was a future superstar. 

Ha Ha, I missed that entirely. I thought you were referring to Gunnar!!

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4 hours ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Spotrac has it as this one. Not that they are reliable. Just a tool. 

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/international/

Seems like there is room for lots of confusion with international signings. 

 

Nope. No confusions. People just want what they want. I think we have a good handle on the signing periods. It is just the folks who blog about it that get confused. Luke is pretty much on this. 

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21 hours ago, sevastras said:

All 27 players are either pitchers, SS, OF and 1 catcher.  Not that they will all stick to SS, but that lends me to believe that they were all some of the most athletic players on their respective teams.

That fits the same model we saw from Elias during the Amateur draft.

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As a first step this is a really good day for the organization. By signing 27 guys on day one, it showed they were not getting the leftover guys that they had in the past.

Unfortunately, the more I read on how this process works it's apparent that we may not really see how good Perez/Elias are until 2020 or really 2021 J2 period. The way the system is set up, teams are now making "behind the scenes" agreements with 14-year olds now which means the Buscones now have to start "training" talent at 12 which means they are now "scouting" 10 year olds. It really is all quite ridiculous, but it's how the game is played over there.

Perez may very well be laying the groundwork for these 14-15 year olds for the 2020 and 2021 signing periods now. 

As for the talent they brought in, if you use signing slot bonuses of the amateur draft, the best the Orioles signed were 4th-5th round talent (4th round slot was $538,000 and 5th round slot was $402,000 this year).

The Orioles top for signings by bonuses were reportedly: (As reported by MASN/Melewski)
* OF Luis Gonzalez, 475-K
* SS Leonel Sanchez, 400-K
* LHP Luis Ortiz, 400-K
* RHP Moises Chace, 225-K

So let's call that an additional 4th rounder, two 5th rounders, and a 7th rounder ($235,100 slot).

While these kids are mostly 16-years old and it's hard to know how they will develop, there's definitely nothing wrong with adding additional talent into a system that needs additional talent.

 

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