Three other top prospects defect from Cuba seeking an MLB signing

The exodus of big-ticket players to the future from Cuba it continues to happen, with a string of young players who have defected from the island looking for a signature in MLB as international free agents, since according to information from reporter Francys Romero, three great prospects from between the ages 16 and 21 have left the country in the last few hours.

Romero reports that prospects Brayan San Juan (16 years old, RHP), Rafael Sánchez (21 years old, RHP) and Raico Quiñones (16 years old, infielder), left Cuba on December 23 with a view to landing in the Dominican Republic, looking for a major league firm, all of them being of the age to receive a professional contract.

Quiñones is a player with the potential to become a “5 tools player”, being versatile and quite good in all facets of his game, such as hitting, fielding, arm and speed on the trails; while Sanchez has a powerful arm that the radar registers at 97 mph.

For its part, San Juan also has a powerful fastball at 16, which already reaches 90 mph and has good secondary pitches. So far no major league team has shown an official interest in the signing.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I’m going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds, and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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Three other top prospects defect from Cuba seeking an MLB signing