Comments on: The Viability of an International Draft Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Murray Passarieu Fri, 04 May 2012 13:59:00 +0000 I hope so.  I think it’s ridiculous that American players have to go through a draft and international players are all free agents.  American players would LOVE to have that opportunity.  So, either they should all be free agents or everyone should be in the draft.  That way the same rules apply to all.