The international signing period opens on July 2nd and the Astros are expected to snag one of the best prospects available. According to reports, Cuba’s star outfielder Pedro Leon is likely to sign a $4 million contract to join Houston’s organization. That deal is projected to be the largest of this year’s international class.
The Astros lost their first and second-round picks of the 2020 and 2021 MLB drafts as punishment for the sign-stealing scandal. As a result, acquiring top players via the international route is one of the best options left available to stoke their Minor League system with new talent.