As the Cincinnati Reds work through a rebuild, they've invested millions in infrastructure including analytics, sports science, medical equipment and scouts.

Among the scouting additions are a Pacific Rim staff. The Reds are the only Major League team that has never had a Japanese player.

The Reds also exceeded its international bonus allotment in this cycle, spending $7 million on a Cuban shortstop, Alfredo Rodriguez, and $4.75 million on a Cuban pitcher, Vladimir Gutierrez.