Venezuelan talent is something that has been noticed in recent years in the MLB with the rise of young prospects who have done solid work in the minor league affiliates of their respective teams.
For this stretch of the 2021 campaign, at least four Venezuelan prospects are expected to debut in the Major Leagues as a reward for their outstanding performances.
Gabriel Arias owns a high-caliber defense, which was rated as the best in the organization. The 21-year-old is averaging .272, 10 homers, 32 RBIs, 48 runs scored and 17 doubles in 89 games with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Juan Yépez has undergone impressive development in the last two years with the San Luis Cardinals. His bat is the calling card of this player who this year has a .271 average, 21 homers, 54 RBIs and 52 runs scored, combined between Double A and Triple A.
Francisco Álvarez attended the Major League Baseball Upcoming Stars Game in Colorado as one of the best prospects of the New York Mets. In both Class A categories this season, he is hitting .271, 18 homers, 60 RBIs (Gulf League Leader) and 17 doubles.
Owner of a powerful fastball that reaches 95 miles per hour and a change that takes rival hitters out of the way. This year he has 47 strikeouts in a total of 31 innings thrown in the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.