I have to say, PS Mag disappoints me most of the time, and this is no exception. Currently we have: 99.9 percent of Cuban ballplayers making $20 a month, and .01 percent making 10 million. Soon we will have: some large number, 5-10 percent maybe -- perhaps even more; remember the minors -- making sizable (good six or low seven figure) incomes in the US and the remainder almost certainly making more than $20/hr if the Cuban leagues get revamped and become pseudo-feeders to the States a la the DR^. The baseball academies there improve the lives of a hundred kids for every one they find with actual talent at shortstop.
Oh and by the way, you know what all those Dominican players do with their paychecks? Send 'em home to mom. Build houses and roads. And baseball fields, and occasionally schools. So, basically, I'm posting this because it's interesting to think about -- just don't make the mistake of listening to PS Mag's take. Fuck it, just read this instead.
^All that even if MLB doesn't change its drafting rules regarding foreigners, which I bet it will soonish.