Chicago Cubs: A primer on the international market for 2020-21
The Chicago Cubs are getting ready for their next international signing period for 2020-21
Last summer, the Cubs made a flurry of moves on the international circuit. They began by signing Ronnier Quintero, a 17-year-old catcher out of Venezuela. He brings above-average ability at the dish and is considered an advanced hitter for his age.
Another 17-year-old who the club brought in was shortstop Kevin Made. Made trained with the same program as Quintero and has shown his flashiness around the diamond. This year, despite a supposed downturn in revenue, the club is expected to sign the top international prospect, according to scouts around the game.
The international market has been a place of consistent success for the Cubs. Players like Eloy Jimenez, Gleyber Torres, and, finally, Jorge Soler are making their waves across the league, and all three were once young Cubs. As we close in on this year’s signing period for teams, it is time to look at the projected moves for the team.