The Yankees recently made waves by spending about $12 million more than their allotted two million dollar International Free Agency (IFA) bonus pool. Dermis Garcia, Nelson Gomez, Juan DeLeon, Jonathan Amundaray, Hyo-Jun Park, Wilkerman Garcia and Miguel Flames all benefited from the Yankees’ IFA largesse to the tune of $1 million or more each in signing bonuses. As a keeper league owner, how many of these names do you need to know?
With the Chicago Cubs seemingly focused on losing games at the major league level (in order to secure a better draft slot next year), it might seem like a curious time for a Javier Baez call up. The fact Baez failed to dominate with a .260/.323/.510 triple slash line at Triple-A Iowa gave the organization an excuse to keep him buried awhile longer. This makes the timing even more puzzling at first glance.
The Pacific Coast League is poised for a banner year. Four Top-10 prospects will call the PCL home this season and the talent level overall is up versus last year. Though uber-prospect Jurickson Profar and playoff scene-stealers Sonny Gray and Michael Wacha called the PCL home in 2013, the current crop boasts a number of game-changing talents. Here are 10 MLB top prospects that have created plenty of buzz early on in 2014.
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