At Pirates Prospects, we've been following with keen interest the developing storyline of a true international draft. As per this link from MLB Trade Rumors (through a Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweet), it states that all of the pieces for a 2013 draft are not in place by the self-imposed deadline that just passed.
However, the piece goes on to state that 2014 is the goal at this point, as the owners want an international draft in place as soon as possible. Whether or not this is an international draft of all 16 year olds or a draft that also includes Cuban and Asian free agents, remains to be seen. In the recent piece done by Pirates Prospects, President Frank Coonelly was certainly pushing for an all-encompassing draft that included 16-year old Latinos, Cubans, Asians, and all oth...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.