International Signing Period Delay
Along with the proposed changes to the MLB draft, there also could be a delay to the international signing period set to begin on July 2. Passan notes that the period could be pushed back all the way to January of 2021, a significant delay in another key way that teams add young talent to their organization.
The Rangers have been a team known for their ability to scout and sign international talent. Last year they inked a pair of notable international prospects in Bayron Lora and Maximo Acosta and Ben Badler of Baseball America reported earlier this week that Texas has a $1.5 million deal lined up for shortstop Fraidel Liriano. This deal is unlikely to be impacted by a delay to the J-2 signing period but it does slow down the process of young international prospects joining the organization.