Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|Cuban outfield prospect Eddy Julio Martinez begins his 2 1/2-mile journey from his apartment in Santiago, Dominican Republic, to the Complejo Deportivo La Barranquita, the sports complex where he trains five days a week just after sunrise.
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|With the international signing period open, here is a look at MLBPipeline.com's Top 30 international prospects and which of them have agreed to terms with clubs.
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|Almost a year ago, Wei-Chieh Huang was pitching in obscurity at a famous college in Taiwan. On Sunday, he suited up for the World and shined.
|Once among the most feared baseball teams in international circles, the Cuban baseball stars are now a group fighting to stay competitive and a way to save their Serie Nacional, the island's top league, while the landscape of sports and politics changes around them.
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|According to industry sources, the Cubs have agreed to terms with shortstop Yonathan Perlaza, ranked No. 13 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $1.3 million, outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, ranked No. 16, for $2.5 million, shortstop Aramis Ademan, ranked No. 19, for $2 million, Panamanian catcher Miguel Amaya, ranked No. 25, for a deal worth $1.25 million and third baseman Christopher Martinez, ranked No. 28, for $1 million.
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|The Rangers have a long history on the international market, and they are once again living up to their reputation as one of the most aggressive teams in Latin America.
More» Leodys Taveras, OF|
|The White Sox signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., ranked No. 27 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $825,000, and outfielder Franklin Reyes, ranked No. 30., for $1.5 million.
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|There's a familiar name set to begin his journey through the professional ranks. The Blue Jays signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.9 million. Guerrero is ranked No. 4 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list.
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|The Braves are on the verge of adding a pair of high-profile international prospects to their Minor League system.
More» Cristian Pache, OF|
|The Los Angeles Dodgers are making a big splash on the first day international prospects can sign, stocking their Minor League system with several top international prospects, including right-handed pitcher Yadiel Alvarez for $16 million.
More»Dodgers sign four International players|
|The Twins have made a splash on the international market, agreeing to a $4 million deal with Dominican Republic teenage shortstop Wander Javier, according to industry sources.
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|Colorado is historically one of the most active teams on the international market, and that trend continues this year. According to industry sources, the Rockies have agreed to $2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan outfield prospect Daniel Montano, ranked No. 12 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list.
More» Daniel Montano, OF|
|The Giants are on the verge of adding another athletic infielder to their Minor League system, coming to terms with shortstop Lucius Fox of the Bahamas on a bonus of $6 million, according to industry sources.
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|The Nationals have agreed to a $1.5 million signing bonus with teenage outfielder Juan Soto of the Dominican Republic.
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|The Mets are adding two premier prospects, including one familiar baseball name, to their Minor League ranks. According to industry sources, the Mets agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan shortstop Andres Gimenez and a $1.5 million signing bonus with Dominican Republic shortstop Gregory Guerrero.
More» Andres Gimenez, SS|
|The Astros have signed teenage outfielder Gilberto Celestino of the Dominican Republic. The package is worth $2.5 million, according to industry sources.
More» Gilberto Celestino, OF|
|Kansas City made its presence felt on the international scene by locking up two top teenage prospects from the Dominican Republic.
More» Seuly Matias, OF|
|The Red Sox cannot spend more than $300,000 on one player during the current international signing period or the next, yet they still managed to come to terms with two top prospects from Venezuela.
More» Albert Guaimaro, OF|
|The Phillies are finalizing a signing bonus with teenage outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz of the Dominican Republic for an estimated $4.2 million, according to industry sources.
More» Jhailyn Ortiz, OF|
|The Cardinals signed five players on Thursday, the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period, highlighted by right-hander Alvaro Seijas out of Venezuela. Seijas, 16, ranked No. 11 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list.
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