Without a doubt, the talented Cuban pitcher Norge Carlos Vera he is one of the best prospects from the box in American professional baseball. The youngster from Santiago left an excellent impression in the 2021 season, during his debut in the Dominican Summer League (DSL), with extreme dominance over opposing batters, despite being used in very few innings.
In the early hours of this Sunday, June 5, the excellent news emerged that the Chicago White Sox organization assigned the young Cuban pitcher to play at the Class A level of the Minor Leagues, specifically for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers team. The news was reported on Twitter by journalist Francys Romero and confirmed to Full Swing by sources close to the player.
Norge Carlos, 24, is the fifth-best prospect in the White Sox organization according to MLB Pipeline, a list in which two other Cubans appear within the Top 5, the cases of Oscar Colás (2) and Yoelqui Céspedes (4). Colas plays in Class A+, Yoelqui in Double A and Vera will make her debut in the United States, but her own performance and results in boxing could take her this season, at least, to Double A.
As previously reported on this websiteVera was recovering from an injury and therefore had not debuted in the Minors in the 2022 season, as the White Sox had not wanted to rush him until he was ready to pitch.
Also at that time we warned about the possibility that Vera would debut precisely in the month of June with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, a branch of the White Sox in the Class A Carolina League.
In his professional debut in the 2021 DSL campaign, the man from Santiago did not allow earned runs in 19 complete innings of work, for an ERA of 0.00. He struck out 34 batters and gave up just five walks, allowing just nine hits, with a 0.74 WHIP.