THEY LEAVED Cuba and in 24 hours they ALREADY SIGNED with an agent

By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas

Yesterday we report on this website Full Swing, that two young prospects of Cuban baseball, the Granma infielder Darlin Jiménez and the receiver Gustavo Urgellés, both 21 years old, escaped from the Island to abroad, looking for a signature in professional baseball, according to various sources reported by recognized prestige.

Darlin, last season’s champion with the Alazanes de Granma, made a good impression with the tree in his debut season, hitting .319 with eight extra-base hits and five RBIs in 36 games played between the qualifying phase and the postseason. For his part, Urgellés, although he had no experience in National Series, did join Cuban teams in lower categories and is a recognized talent as a receiver.

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Just 24 hours after announcing their departure from Cuba, both players already have an agent who will represent them on their way to the best baseball in the world. This is Carlos Pérez, General Director of the agency R&I Total Sports, who has been very active in recent months supporting several West Indian players who have left teams abroad, such as the cases of Lázaro Blanco, Andy Rodríguez, Bryan Chi and Loidel Rodríguez, as the most popular, although not the only ones, including other players who escaped from the U23 World Cup in Mexico.

As confirmed by the agent himself to Swing Completo, the two players contacted him from Europe to request his services and would soon be flying to Colombia to start their training in this country with a view to signing a contract in the Major Leagues.

«Both have characteristics and conditions to achieve a good signature. Urgellés is a 1.94 m tall catcher with an excellent arm, he knows how to direct pitchers very well and with good training he can improve more, he is a man who has the strength to hit. Darlin is a very fast player (6.2 s at 60 yards) with great arm and reach, he is 1.83 tall and is an average hitter, but very smart on the field. The best thing for them is to have free agency in a third country to achieve the highest possible bonus “, declared Carlos Pérez to our media.

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Pérez has shown in recent months to have a vast knowledge in the dealings between Cuban players and the MLB, getting players like Andy and Loidel to be inserted in the university baseball of the United States, while in the case of Lázaro Blanco, the agent He has made it clear that he would be playing professional baseball in 2022. In addition, the agent was responsible for signing Cuban left-handed pitcher Raúl Valdéz with various teams in the winter leagues, even after being a veteran.

Therefore, Urgellés and Jiménez have assured support from the office, their talent, sacrifice and effort in the field will depend on whether they achieve their personal goals.

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THEY LEAVED Cuba and in 24 hours they ALREADY SIGNED with an agent