Smith-Towers on Padres international signings

The San Diego Padres made a statement on Wednesday morning when they committed nearly $5 million to five players on the international market, adding high-profile players with tons of upside.

Allocating significant funds to the amateur side for the first time in recent memory, the Padres added five 16-year-old prospects to its growing stable.

Each of the prospects has a chance to be special in different ways.

Director of international scouting Randy Smith and general manager Kevin Towers spoke about the signings and what it means to the system on Wednesday:

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