The Chicago White Sox hit another home run with an international free agent.
The Chicago White Sox keep getting better. It was reported that the Sox are expected to be bringing in international free agent (Cuba) prospect, Yoelqui Cespedes. He is the top international free agent, according to MLB dot com. Cespedes is the younger half-brother of Yoenis Cespedes who is currently a free agent. This is another home run international free agent signing for the Chicago White Sox. If he reaches his potential as a Major Leaguer, the White Sox are going to be a truly great baseball team for a long time.
If he ever lands in the White Sox outfield, they will truly have one of the great lineups in the game. He is a five-tool player that has “above average” skills for all five tools. We used to hear the same thing about Luis Robert and now they just signed another guy like that.
The White Sox have great Cuban baseball history. It, of course, goes all the way back to Minnie Minoso back in the 50s. They also have a lot of players on their active roster that makes huge impacts. Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Luis Robert, and Jose Abreu are some of the most important players in the modern history of the team and most of them haven’t even been there that long.
Abreu won the American League MVP for his elite 2020 season amongst various other awards. Luis Robert won a Gold Glove for centerfield because he was so good defensively and was the runner up for the AL Rookie of the Year. Their impact will be felt for a long time and they had similar paths to the MLB ass Cespedes.
Clearly, the White Sox have a lot invested in their young players. They have a very deep pool of prospects so it will be interesting to see how Cespedes is ranked amongst them. This was a big move for Rick Hahn and the White Sox as the rich get richer. It is a phenomenal time to be invested in the Chicago White Sox.