Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/20/14
You should get to know the name Yoenis Cespedes (who is also listed as Yoennis Cespedes in some places). Cespedes is a center fielder who defected from Cuba this past summer, has become a YouTube sensation and is now talking to several teams. Cespedes is expected to be granted free agency shortly by Major League Baseball, and the Florida Miami Marlins are considered early favorites to land him. According to scouts, Cespedes has star potential. He comes in at six-feet, 215 pounds, and is right-handed all the way around. He has considerable power – he broke the Cuban record for home runs with 33 in just 90 games this past season – and claims he is 26 years old…but of course, such claims are always dubious for Latin players. Cespedes’ representatives are reportedly looking for a deal in the $30 million range, which would be roughly what the Cincinnati Reds gave left-handed fire-baller Aroldis Chapman. One of Cespedes’ representatives, Adam Katz, has claimed he expects hi...
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