The 2019 international signing period kicked off with a bang as the Chicago Cubs landed three new prospects to kickstart the rebuild of the farm system.
Each year the beginning of July brings an air of excitement in Major League Baseball as teams, including the Chicago Cubs, battle it out in hopes of landing the next big star from the international market. In the past, we have seen substantial names such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuna Jr., and Eloy Jimenez land with respective ball clubs.
According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Cubs made a splash this week in a big way, agreeing to terms with number six overall prospect Ronnier Quintero, number 11 prospect Kevin Made, and number 30 prospect Brayan Altuve.
Quintero comes in with a hefty $3 million signing bonus, highest of any previous international prospect signed by the team. The team brings in Made for $1.7 million and Altuve will earn $1 million.
With the excitement of the newest young Cubs, what can fans expect the future to hold?