There Will Not Be an International Draft Until 2017 (At Least)

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by GW

The articles I cited earlier today reference the Yankees' fear that an international draft will be instituted soon, and that it's driving their current desire to sign everyone.  ESPN NY: The Yankees are apparently willing to take the financial plunge because of fears baseball will soon institute an international draft similar to its amateur domestic draft, an area in which the Yankees have …

2013 International signing period: Obispo Aybar ineligible until 2014

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Baseball America is reporting that one of the most talented prospects available in the 2013 international free agent signing period has lied about his age. Obispo Aybar is a SS who had claimed to be only 16 years old. It turns out he is 19 and because of this, he’s no longer eligible to be signed until next year. A …