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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.