The Minnesota Twins have signed Miguel Angel Sano, a 16-year old Dominican shortstop who is rumored to be one of the best (if not, the best) teenage prospects in Latin America. According to Sano’s agent Rob Plummer, the Twins have signed him for a $3.15 million bonus; however, this is based upon Sano acquiring a visa from the U.S. Consulate in the DR.
Sano is second on the list of the highest paid players from Latin America — first is Michel Ynoa who was signed by the Oakland Athletics last year for $4.25 million.
So, with this signing, a big question arises: Will teams be investing more time and effort into scouting foreign players than domestic? What does this mean for the American sport of baseball?