Podcast: International signings underway

January 19th, 2022

The international signing period is underway, and this week on the Pipeline Podcast, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez joins Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff. The international prospect guru provides his takes on the top players on the global market this year and the challenges presented to teams while scouting worldwide during the pandemic.

Each future big league star has a story, and on this week's episode, the gang hears one. Phillies international scouting director Sal Agostinelli joins the show to discuss the signing of All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz and how the Phillies landed the backstop out of his native Panama.

Plus, Sanchez sticks around for an extended mailbag segment in which he answers listener questions about international prospects and more.

On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Callis and Jonathan Mayo are your tour guides through all the unfolding stories and breaking news of baseball's top prospects. Each week, you'll find out about the stars of tomorrow from the guys who know today. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.