We're about 5 months before the new signing period kicks off, but it's the beginning of showcase season in Latin America. As is the case with the draft, the Astros will have the largest bonus pool for the international market. Here is a refresher on the new rules: http://sbb.scout.com/2/1277773.html There are a few changes that will be taking effect this July 2. Previously, teams were able to sign 6 players for up to $50,000 without having them count against the bonus pools. That has been abolished by the CBA. In the 2012 and 2013 periods, signings of $7500 or less did not count against a team's bonus pool. Beginning this year, signings of $10,000 or less will be exempt. Scout.com's Kiley McDaniel is in the Dominican getting an early look at these kids. But before I get to that, he also reports that the Yankees are fixing to make the Rangers' signings of Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman look like bargain-bin shopping. One of those targets is Dermis Garcia, who McDaniel considers to be one of the top targets (if not the top) for July 2. Garcia trains with Moreno Tejada, who has trained the likes of Robinson Canó and Miguel Sano, so the pedigree is certainly there. But, don't expect the Astros to be in the running for Garcia; McDaniel believes that he's already made a verbal commitment to the Yankees, and he'll be getting around $3 million come July 2. Here's a few looks at Garcia in action: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/spRqM6t0W5k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pAAwQrsetQA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Day 1 Report Day 2 Report Still extremely early, but I'll update with any significant news when I can.