I went through the Cincinnati Reds media guide this morning and tracked down every player who was signed in the 2013-2014 international signing period (which begins each year on July 2nd). That list doesn’t include a guy like Jacob Constante, Sebastian Elizalde, Davide Anselmi and others who signed in 2013, but signed before the current signing period began and actually fall in last years signing period.

Here is the list of the 24 players signed:

Name POS B/T Born HT WT From Signed
Olenny De Jesus SS R/R 9/4/1995 6′ 2″ 165 San Cristobal, DR 7/2/2013
Tomas De Los Santos OF L/R 4/16/1995 6′ 3″ 178 Santo Domingo, DR 7/17/2013
Sucre Doval OF R/R 9/6/1996 6′ 3″ 175 Azua, DR 7/17/2013
Marcos Encarnacion RHP R/R 11/28/1995 6′ 2″ 180 Yamasa, DR 7/2/2013
Eriberto Garcia RHP R/R 11/7/1995 5′ 11″ 180 San Pedro de Macrois, DR 7/2/2013
Ross Ismael RHP R/R 2/19/1997 6′ 0″ 195 Orenjested, Aruba 11/20/2013
Jose Laguna RHP R/R 2/16/1996 6′ 2″ 180 La Trinidad, Nicaragua 7/26/2013
Ernesto Liberatore C R/R 3/26/1996 6′ 0″ 180 El Llano, VZ 11/20/2013
Valentin Martinez C R/R 9/21/1996 6′ 0″ 175 Toluviejo, Columbia 7/29/2013
Victor Martinez SS R/R 1/29/1997 6′ 1″ 170 Cargagena, Columbia 7/29/2013
Reydel Medina OF L/L 2/14/1993 6′ 0″ 195 La Habana, Cuba 8/12/2013
Alfredo Mena RHP R/R 12/6/1993 6′ 3″ 205 Maimon, DR 10/28/2013
Gabriel Ovalle SS S/R 12/10/1994 6′ 3″ 170 Villa Gonzalez, DR 7/17/2013
Yean Paredes LHP L/L 8/17/1995 6′ 3″ 185 La Romana, DR 10/28/2013
Alexander Perez RHP R/R 4/23/1995 6′ 3″ 195 San Juan, DR 9/20/2013
Lucnel Prophete RHP R/R 1/11/1994 6′ 3″ 190 Haiti 1/10/2014
Carlos Rivero SS L/R 4/30/1997 6′ 0″ 175 Aragua, VZ 10/1/2013
Jesus Roman RHP R/R 2/2/1997 6′ 2″ 195 New York, NY 1/10/2014
Vidauri Saba SS R/R 9/17/1995 6′ 2″ 170 San Cristobal, DR 9/2/2013
Leandro Santana 3B R/R 2/19/1997 6′ 2″ 175 Santo Domingo, DR 10/28/2013
Dario Saunders OF R/R 3/8/1993 5′ 9″ 165 Freeport, Bahamas 12/20/2013
Andy Sugilio SS S/R 10/26/1996 6′ 2″ 170 Santo Domingo, DR 10/28/2013
Raul Valdez RHP R/R 2/28/1995 5′ 11″ 178 Nizao, DR 10/28/2013
Franklin Vargas SS R/R 11/8/1996 5′ 11″ 170 Azua, DR 8/12/2013

I hope I didn’t miss anyone, but I didn’t double check either.

There were 10 pitchers signed with one left hander. Eight infielders, with seven being shortstops and one third baseman. There were four outfielders and two catchers. There were also two switch hitters among the group.

The biggest signing from this group, at least to my knowledge, is Reydel Medina. He signed for $400,000, taking up over 20% of the bonus cap that the Reds were allotted in the signing period under the new rules (and the 2nd lowest allotment in baseball for the period). Missing from this list though is Luis Tejada, who Baseball America had reported agreed to terms with the Reds on July 24th, 2013 for $600,000. Tejada was once suspended for falsifying his age, so perhaps it is just taking a very long time to get his contract approved, but it is interesting if that is the case because this is quite a long time to wait for an approval.

11 Responses

  1. Terrence Meranda

    What I think is interesting is we are getting players from the usual places like the Dr, and Vz but now I see players from Columbia, Hati and Aruba. What a change from 5 or 6 years ago..

    • mace

      None from Puerto Rico, though. That seems a bit odd.

      • fromcubawithluv

        puerto ricans are in the draft so they would not be international signings.

      • Kris

        With Puerto Rico being part of the US, those players are subject to the draft, like Neftali Soto.

    • MK

      The Haitian is really interesting. There has never been a big leaguer from Haiti. The same island as the DR and no players.

  2. paul bowman

    hi, was curious will you be doing a the projections of each reds minor league roster like you did last year? i really enjoyed that. love your website man, thanks for your dedication and hard work

    • Doug Gray

      At the end of March I try to project the starters for each roster. I don’t like doing it too early in the spring though.

  3. MK

    Off the subject but it should would be nice if Thom B and Doug Flynn actually spent some time talking about the game.

    • Doug Gray

      That seems to be a running thing when Flynn is in the booth.

  4. MK

    Teams will be set by March 29 as Dragons are scheduled to fly into Dayton on the 30th.