July 2nd has become one of the most important days of the year for teams in baseball, possibly even bigger than the days of the draft.
Some of the most impactful players in the game started as international free agents, and landing one of those players can turn a team’s future around — look no further than Washington, where 19-year-old Juan Soto looks like he may be more than capable of filling Bryce Harper’s shoes if the latter leaves in free agency.
The Brewers have progessively gotten more involved in the international market in recent years, and that’s a trend that looks to continue this July 2nd, with the team linked to several of the Top 30 players in this year’s class.
You can check for updates throughout the day on MLB.com’s Signing Tracker and use this thread to discuss some of the signings. We’ll plan on having a more in-depth look at some of the signings later on.
Notable Brewers Signings
OF Eduarqi Fernandez, Dominican Republic - $1.1 million (18th ranked prospect)
SS Eduardo Garcia, Venezuela - Bonus unknown, can’t sign until July 10 (20th ranked prospect)
SS Branlyn Jaraba, Colombia - $1.1 million (26th ranked prospect)
OF Erys Bautista, Dominican Republican - $500,000