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Baseball America has Rangers with most international signings in Prospect Handbook

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The Rangers signed the most players on the international market who are in the Prospect Handbook

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Ben Badler has a piece up at Baseball America, looking at the strength of each team's international scouting efforts by calculating how many players each organization has signed internationally that show up in the BA Prospect Handbook, whether in their own organization or another team's organization.

Texas, not surprisingly, is at the top of the list, with 18 players they've signed showing up somewhere in the prospect handbook.  That's three more than the next highest listed club (Minnesota), and doesn't count still-very-young former international signings who have lost prospect eligibility, like Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar.

As Badler notes, the Rangers have been able to maintain success despite losing A.J. Preller -- the architect of the team's big push into Latin America almost a decade ago -- to the Padres.  The Rangers added several significant international free agents over the last nine months, and are in position to make a significant splash in the new J-2 period starting this July, as well.