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:
|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.