Ben and Sam discuss the rumored approach of the international draft with highly informed guest Jorge Arangure.
- International draft
- International prospects
- International scouting
Ben & Sam hope to have more guests on during the 2013 season.
- A recent report indicated that MLB and MLBPA were working to establish an international draft.
- Team owners have long pushed for an international draft to knock down the amount paid in bonuses to international players.
- Is player signability an issue with an international draft? Jorge does not think so, since many of the top picks would have little alternative.
- How would an international draft impact scouting and current team practices? What about team academies? Jorge thinks that the countries would suffer a loss of baseball development because teams would not be incentivized to host their own events.