Grading the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2014 International Signing Period

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Grading the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2014 International Signing Period
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The Twins signed 3B Miguel Sano for $3.15 million back in 2009.

Though the 2014-15 international signing period began earlier this month, July 2, most teams have already locked up the best players in this year’s class.

As I detailed in a previous article, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are already considered the big winners this year, as both teams blew past their allotted international bonus pools so as to procure a variety of high-end prospects. 

However, after looking at each team’s international class for the current period, today we’ll be breaking down some of the top individual player signings by issuing grades based on the strengths of those signings.

The grade for each signing is based on the player’s pre-signing period ranking (as determined by Baseball America, Scout.com and MLB.com), his reported signing bonus and his potential long-term impact with his new organization.

Here are the 10 biggest moves of the 2014 international signing period.

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