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Friday, January 15, 2021

Here’s where top int’l prospects are signing

Headlining this year’s class is Yoelqui Céspedes, the younger half-brother of free-agent outfielder Yoenis Céspedes. At age 23, Yoelqui could be the first player in the group to reach the Major Leagues. He is considered a five-tool player with above-average tools across the board. The outfield prospect defected from the Cuban National Team in June 2019 while participating in the Can-Am League in New York, and while in Cuba, he played for his country’s World Baseball Classic and Caribbean Series teams. He also starred for Granma in Cuba’s Serie Nacional from 2015-17.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 15, 2021 at 11:27 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

White Sox land Yoelqui Céspedes

Yoelqui Céspedes, MLB.com’s No. 1 international prospect—and the younger half-brother of free-agent outfielder Yoenis Céspedes—is expected to sign with the White Sox for a bonus near $2 million, according to industry sources.

The White Sox have not confirmed the deal.

Céspedes, 23, who was declared a free agent and eligible to sign with a Major League team March 18, will likely ink his deal on Jan. 15, 2021, the first day of the international signing period. The period was originally scheduled to begin on July 2, 2020, but was pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 22, 2020 at 02:35 PM | 9 comment(s)
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