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Although the Granma home runner Alfredo Despaigne He is focused with his Softbank Falcons within the final stretch of professional ball in Japan. World Cup 2021.
For the unprecedented duel between the champions of the American League and the National, the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves respectively, the record holder in home runs for a National Series told our colleague Yasel Porto who he thought and wanted him to obtain the title.
“Houston they have a better team overall, especially an excellent offense that has taken them all the way to the World Series. But I would also like them to win because they have three Cubans with whom I have excellent relationships, “said the active Cuban player with the most home runs in Cuba and Japan.
On two of the three great protagonists in the campaign and this decisive phase, his compatriots Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Álvarez, the idol of the Japanese city of Fukuoka, dedicated an exclusive moment.
“The Yuli thing is phenomenal. He has done an excellent job that he created will keep it going now and a little bit beyond this season. Age does not matter. As long as you are in physical shape that doesn’t really matter. He has always taken good care of himself and there is the result ”, said whoever played alongside Gurriel in the national team between 2007 and 2016.
Regarding the slugger from Las Tunas, elected MVP of the Championship Series, Despaigne considered that his performance already places him among the great Cuban hitters that there have been despite his youth. “His talent is extraordinary and his future can lead him to what no other Cuban has achieved in the Major Leagues. What is impressive is how young he managed to adapt to that baseball and his great technique and maturity when hitting ”.
The two-time champion in the Japanese ball, the second most powerful on the planet, missed much of the 2021 campaign due to injuries. His incorporation to the team has been very important with an indisputable progression that even led him to be selected the best player of the previous month.
At the moment his goal is to finish the Asian competition in the best possible way and then make a decision regarding his permanence there next year.
Like Despaigne, there are a good number of Cubans who consider the Texans as favorites for this duel, especially because of a more powerful offense that is complemented by a very effective defense and a pitching that will now recover Lance McCullers Jr. and who has achieved excellent results. numbers in the post-season. In addition to that, we must add the experience factor that becomes something of great importance in this championship instance.
But in addition to the part of the analysis, many Cubans also want the triumph of the siderales because there are not only more Cubans than in Atlanta, but their protagonism has been more remarkable in a superlative degree.
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EXCLUSIVE: Alfredo Despaigne gave his favorite for the 2021 World Series