I always wonder why international players choose who they sign with. Seems like if it's just about the money, any team would be trying to sign the top ranked guy.
I guess I don't understand why the highest guy the Twins are attached to is number 8? Is it solely a scouting thing?
I know scouting any prospect, especially ones this young, absolutely has to be an arbitrary process. I would suspect that for the most part, you could a bunch of the "top 10" guys, throw them in a hat and pull out names for a ranking
But your point about where they sign is an interesting one. I would guess it's a lot like colleges recruiting young athletes. What scout or coach at a camp did you bond with?
I dont know how the Twins system ranks in regard to total percentage of Latin ballplayers, but I would speculate it's as high as anyone. And when you see guys on the ML roster like Rosario, Polanco, Sano, Berrios, etc, I would think the organization would have appeal.