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    Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    Every year from July 2nd to June 15th of the next, the 30 MLB organizations combine to sign approximately 900 foreigners to initial uniform player contracts. Which means the Reds have approximately 9 weeks remaining in this years' signing period.

    The Reds have signed the following 27 players. Their signing bonuses have not been released to the public (though fangraphs recently purchased this information and will eventually add it to their player pages). Nevertheless, we do know that none of the players received a bonus in excess of 300,000$ due to signing bonus restrictions they incurred from their acquisitions of Vladimir Gutierrez, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Jose Garcia.

    The Reds probably aren't done signing eligible players, they typically sign at least a few more guys this late in the period (as pool $ is essentially use it or lose it - it doesn't carry over). We know, from the BOS, LAD, and MIA trades and the historical fact that nearly 75% of all IFA pool money is spent in the months of July and August; that they likely don't have much money remaining to spend. And it shouldn't be surprising to anyone to see them trade away the remainder in another minor league transaction soon.

    Player Name - Pos - Date of Birth - Initial Signing - Bonus - Signed out of
    Cabrera, Luis - IF - 1/18/2002 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    De La Cruz, Elly - IF - 1/11/2002 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Fernandez, Iivin - IF - 9/8/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Lora, Thomas - IF - 11/2/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Perez, Lenniell - IF - 2/3/2002 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Torres, Esmil - IF - 1/18/2002 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Alcantara, Wilmer Miguel - OF - 12/20/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Geraldo, Jefferson - OF - 7/31/2002 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Tamares, Junior - OF - 9/26/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Rodriguez, Fraudy - C - 9/8/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Aquino, Luis - P - 6/19/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Mey, Luis - P - 6/24/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Ros, Roberto - P - 9/8/2001 - 7/2/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Pineda, Jose - OF - 2/10/1998 - 8/31/2018 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Aguilera, Gabriel - P - 8/19/2000 - 10/16/2018 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Franco, Jose - P - 11/25/2000 - 10/16/2018 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Yanez, Williams - P - 11/7/2001 - 10/16/2018 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Rojas Jesus - P - 3/22/2002 - 12/29/2018 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Salazar, Martin - P - 5/27/2000 - 12/29/2018 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Vasquez, Armando - P - 5/4/2001 - 2/12/2019 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Reyes, Many - P - 9/29/2000 - 2/16/2019 - Unknown - Dominican Republic (Born in USA but raised in D.R.)
    Alcantara, Eddy - P - 2/11/2000 - 2/28/2019 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Hiraldo, Jose - P - 8/24/2001 - 2/28/2019 - Unknown - Dominican Republic
    Ovalles, Edison - C - 1/31/2002 - 3/3/2019 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Castillo, Oswaldo - P - 6/11/2002 - 3/3/2019 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Ramirez, Marwin - P - 9/10/2000 - 3/3/2019 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Mendez, Willy - P - 3/27/2000 - 4/10/2019 - Unknown - Dominican Republic


    *All 27 players are likely to begin the season in the Dominican Summer League, which starts in June.

    **All of the above players will count towards the Reds 2018-19 international bonus pool (6,025,400$) which runs from July 2nd 2018 to June 15th 2019. Though, that bonus pool was reduced via trades (MIA SP Ryan Lillie - 750,000$ of pool space, BOS OF Lorenzo Cedrola - 1,500,000$ of pool space, and LAD SP James Marinan and LAD RP Aneurys Zabala - undisclosed$ of pool space).

    (All international players not covered by the Rule 4 June Draft who turned 17 before September 1st, 2019 were eligible to sign during this period)

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    For comparison purposes, the Reds signed:

    ^19 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2017 to June 15th, 2018 time-frame
    37 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2016 to June 15th, 2017 time-frame
    43 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2015 to June 15th, 2016 time-frame
    40 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2014 to June 15th, 2015 time-frame
    35 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2013 to June 15th, 2014 time-frame
    42 IFA's for the July 2nd, 2012 to June 15th, 2013 time-frame

    ^Last years' figure was much less due to the fact that the Reds eliminated a DSL club and they were restricted to bonuses of less than $300,000 due to going over the previous year's allotted pool.

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    Nice work. I'm used to seeing 17 year old kids, so when we see some that are 19....is it safe to assume they are the longest of these long shots?
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Nice work. I'm used to seeing 17 year old kids, so when we see some that are 19....is it safe to assume they are the longest of these long shots?
    When it comes to Dominicans you are correct. Albeit there are always exceptions (guys you hit the gym, guys who hit puberty late, guys who learn and master a new pitch, guys who were unhealthy get healthy) but most late teenage Dominican signees fail to ever amount to anything.

    Now, Venezuela is a different animal. Due to the political situation there the past number of years, kids are being seen a lot less by scouts. So don't be shocked to see some late teens from that country, who had simply fallen through the scouting scene, become stars.

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    An additional note of importance, since someone asked me about it in a private message.

    Bonuses of 10,000$ or less are exempt from the pools, as are players who are at least 25 and have played at least six seasons in a foreign professional league (E.G. Free Agents from: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba, Mexico, etc.).

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    The signing deadline for this IFA period is about a month away, since the signing announcement of the 27 players above the Reds have signed 2 additional players.

    Player Name - Pos - Date of Birth - Initial Signing - Bonus - Signed out of
    Lorant, Nestor - P - 5/4/2002 - 5/8/2019 - Unknown - Venezuela
    Lopez, Jefferson - P - 2/18/2001 - 5/9/2019 - Unknown - Mexico


    *To my knowledge, Lopez is the only one, of the twenty-nine international signees, slated to play stateside this season; as he'll play for the AZL and the other twenty-eight will go to the DSL.
    Last edited by Kinsm; 05-10-2019 at 01:20 AM.

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    The Reds wrapped up the signing year with two more signings that have been reported in other posts - so 31 in total for the period that runs July 2nd, 2018 to June 15th, 2019. The vast majority of the players have been assigned to the DSL, Pineda and Mey are currently with the AZL club and a handful have yet to be assigned.

    Player Name - Pos - Date of Birth - Initial Signing - Bonus - Signed out of
    Fransen, Arij - P - 5/20/2001 - 5/8/2019 - Unknown - Netherlands
    Lopez, Misael - P - 5/8/2001 - 6/13/2019 - Unknown - Mexico


    ***The 2019-2020 signing period opens July 2nd and the Reds are no longer restricted to 300,000$ or less signings.

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

    Who on the list is worth keeping tabs on?

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    Re: Reds 2018-19 International Signing Period - Quickly coming to a close

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