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The MLB international signing period has begun. Below is a list of each MLB team and the total dollars available for them to spend on international prospects. The total does not include any trades made to acquire money — these are the dollar amounts available as of July 2, Day 1 of the signing period.

Money to spend on Int’l prospects

$6,025,400: RedsMarlinsBrewersTwinsAthleticsRays

$5,504,500: D-backs — OriolesIndiansRockiesRoyalsPiratesPadres

$5,004,500: Cardinals

$4,983,500 — BravesRed SoxCubsWhite SoxTigersAstrosAngelsDodgersYankeesMetsMarinersGiantsRangersBlue JaysNationals

$3,949,000: Phillies

Top Prospects Tracker

Below is the list of the top 30 international prospects, according to MLBPipeline, as well as the team they signed with and the reported bonus amount. Included in the list are prospects from the Dominican Republic (16), Venezuela (10), Cuba (3), and Columbia (1). You’ll even get a glimpse at a Philadelphia Phillies signee that was throwing 97-mph as a 15-year-old.

1. Diego Cartaya, C, Venezuela -- Dodgers ($2,500,000)

2. Marco Luciano, OF, Dominican Republic -- Giants ($2,600,000)

3. Misael Urbina, OF, Venezuela -- Twins ($2,750,000)

4. Orelvis Martinez, SS, Dominican Republic -- Blue Jays ($3,500,000)

5. Richard Gallardo, RHP, Venezuela -- Cubs ($1,000,000)

6. Gabriel Rodriguez, SS, Venezuela -- Indians ($2,100,000)

7. Noelvi Marte, SS, Dominican Republic -- Mariners ($1,550,000)

8. Starlyn Castillo, RHP, Dominican Republic -- Phillies ($1,600,000)

9. Osiel Rodriguez, RHP, Cuba -- Yankees

10. Kevin Alcantara, SS, Dominican Republic -- Yankees

11. Antonio Gomez, C, Venezuela -- Yankees ($600,000)

12. Junior Sanquintin, SS, Dominican Republic -- Indians ($1,250,000)

13. Francisco Alvarez, C, Venezuela -- Mets ($2,700,000)

14. Sandy Gaston, RHP, Cuba

15. Jose De La Cruz*, OF, Dominican Republic -- Tigers ($1,800,000)

16. Alvin Guzman, OF, Dominican Republic -- D-backs ($1,850,000)

17. Jose Lopez, OF, Dominican Republic -- Cubs ($1,500,000)

18. Eduarqui Fernandez, OF, Dominican Republic -- Brewers ($1,100,000)

19. Adinso Reyes, SS, Dominican Republic -- Tigers ($1,450,000)

20. Eduardo Garcia, SS, Venezuela -- Brewers

21. Jose Rodriguez, C, Venezuela -- Rangers ($2,000,000)

22. Alejandro Pie, SS, Dominican Republic -- Rays ($1,400,000)

23. Eduardo Lopez, OF, Dominican Republic -- Red Sox ($1,150,000)

24. Alexander Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic -- Angels

25. Freddy Valdez, OF, Dominican Republic -- Mets ($1,450,000)

26. Branlyn Jaraba, SS, Colombia -- Brewers ($1,100,000)

27. Luis Matos, OF, Venezuela -- Giants ($725,000)

28. Joel Machado, LHP, Venezuela -- Cubs ($850,000)

29. Denny Larrondo, RHP, Cuba -- Yankees ($550,000)

30. Jerming Rosario, RHP, Dominican Republic -- Dodgers ($600,000)

Scouting videos courtesy of Baseball America

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