Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, November 26, 2012

Yoan Moncada: the New Cuban Baseball Wonder Boy?

The next Mosquito Ordenana? Only time will tell!

Yoan Manuel Moncada Olivares is currently full of expectation, because next Tuesday, he will wear the jersey of the Cienfuegos team, as rookie, in the 52nd Cuban Baseball Series. And no wonder, because this young player knows there are hundreds of eyes on him due to his distinguished career at youth level, which makes him one of the top prospects in the country.

“Cienfuegos can expect the best of me this year despite being a rookie, I hope to have a good result from the work of my coaches and the support of my colleagues who have helped me, and I wish to give a good show to the people of Cuba,” this 17 years old youngster noted.

Moncada became famous in the 14th World Baseball Championship U-16 IBAF (AA), which was held in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, where Cuba finished second and he became the only Cuban chosen for the all stars team of the tournament. He won the recognition for Best Third Base by his excellent figures, being the main slugger in the Cuban squad: Average 500, 10 hits in 20 at-bats, with two doubles and an equal number of triples, plus 0.800 slugging percentage and he committed just two errors in defense.

...Besides being a switch hitter, Yoan Moncada is able to play multiple positions in the infield, besides the 3 rd base, he also plays as shortstop and in second base. “I feel good in all three positions, I used to play as shortstop, there I felt better, but now that I’m playing in second base I also feel comfortable and I think I can also do well here”.

Cienfuegos´ boy will have opportunities to shine from now on. He has talent to spare. Time will tell if he has what it takes to reach stardom. His focus on training will have much to do with that.

Repoz Posted: November 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cuba

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogIt is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished OMNICHATTER, May 29, 2017
(73 - 11:47pm, May 29)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogMike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins
(50 - 11:44pm, May 29)
Last: Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan

NewsblogChicago Cubs say slow start offers 'no need to worry'
(34 - 11:37pm, May 29)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOTP 29 May 2017: Should we double check with Rod Laver?
(118 - 11:28pm, May 29)
Last: Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(4430 - 10:48pm, May 29)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(563 - 10:42pm, May 29)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogFrank Deford, legendary sportswriter and commentator, dies at 78
(19 - 10:39pm, May 29)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOTP 22 May 2017: George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter
(1731 - 9:51pm, May 29)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogScott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite pitcher even though velocity has dropped
(29 - 8:34pm, May 29)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogHomer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
(44 - 8:09pm, May 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogFormer Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died
(83 - 7:45pm, May 29)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogDodgers Alex Wood placed on disabled list | MLB.com
(15 - 7:28pm, May 29)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogStephen Strasburg sets career high with 15 K's | MLB.com
(12 - 5:16pm, May 29)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogYankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com
(32 - 3:11pm, May 29)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Sox TherapyOpportunity Knocks
(15 - 2:21pm, May 29)
Last: Dillon Gee Escape Plan

Page rendered in 0.1129 seconds
45 querie(s) executed