By: Andres Mijangos
The first international baseball draft for the BIG League, is a highly anticipated event in the world of Guatemalan baseball. It’s a time when teams have the opportunity to select talented players from all corners of the globe to join their organizations. This draft is not limited to players from the United States, but also includes athletes from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Japan, Venezuela, and many more.
The purpose of the international draft is to provide a fair and organized system for teams to acquire international talent. It allows teams to scout and evaluate players from different countries and make informed decisions on who to add to their rosters. This is a great opportunity for aspiring baseball players to showcase their skills and potentially make it to the BIG league.
During the draft, teams take turns selecting players in a predetermined order. The order is often based on the team’s performance in the previous season, with the team that finished with the worst record getting the first pick. This ensures that teams that struggled in the previous season have a better chance of selecting top talent.
The international draft is an exciting time for both teams and players. It’s a chance for teams to strengthen their organizations with talented players from around the world. The Scouting Department at Comando Hit put together a list of more than 100 international players available for the teams to pick.
Follow the BIG International Draft LIVE on Facebook (@LigaBIG) next Sunday OCT 15 at 6PM Guatemala Time.