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According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Phillies and Yankees are in "hardest" for Jorge Soler. Soler is the 19-year old Cuban OF that experts say is the real deal.
Here is what Sports Illustrated had to say about him:
Soler is considered a major power hitting prospect, and according to some analysts would be one of the top 50 prospects in baseball immediately after signing with a team. While some believe he isn’t athletic as fellow Cuban defector Yeonis Cespedes, who just yesterday signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, he is seven years younger and may have more upside.
As Passan pointed out, this is going to get very expensive. With Cole Hamels still not signed to a long-term deal, this is unlikely.
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