Cubs: The best international signings in team history

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Over the past decades, the Chicago Cubs have had some great international talent who have made an enormous impact on the franchise.

Internationally the Chicago Cubs have been the top dog when it comes to signing new and upcoming talent outside the united states. The front office doesn’t mess around when it comes to looking for talent, as they are strategically placing pieces together to help the team grow in the long run.

Just take a look at what the Cubs did recently. They signed a couple of prospects who are making a statement in the minors. First is a catcher, Miguel Amaya, a 6’1” native of Panama, damaging people down with one of our affiliates in Myrtle Beach. Just this past year, Amaya hit 11 home runs for a blasting stat line of .235 .351 .402 only in 99 games. Amaya is considered by the 95th overall top prospect across the league.

Another prospect that is making headlines is the 6’4 southpaw, who also plays with Myrtle Beach. Brailyn Marquez, the Dominican Republic native, is punching out opponents left and right with his velocity in his fastball. He pitched with both the South Bend Cubs and Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

During his time with the Pelicans, Marquez posted a 4-1 record in the five games he started. His outstanding 1.71 ERA led by him only giving up one home run and seven walks while striking out 26. Like Amaya, Marquez is ranked 68th on MLB’s list.

As wait to see what the future holds for our beloved team. Let us travel back in time and look as some of the best international signings in team history.