By Jerry Diaz/ @Jerryto94
Oscar Colás is one of the most coveted prospects of the current period of international signings. The player confirmed his deal with the Chicago White Sox last May live on the Swing Completo Show where even José Abreu congratulated and advised him live.
Colás got a signing bonus of 2.7 million dollars and enters an organization that has valued and respected Cuban talent historically and especially in recent times.
In addition to the well-known big leaguers Pito Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal and Luis Robert, Chicago has on its farms talents such as Yoelqui Céspedes, Yolbert Sánchez, Norge Carlos Vera, Lency Delgado, Alberto Bernal, Lázaro Leal, Bryan Ramos, among others. He now adds the No. 5 international prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
The 6’1 tall, 23-year-old from Santiago came to be cataloged in Japan as the “Cuban Ohtani” on his journey through Japanese lands, although he is not expected to continue pitching. In the Pacific League he debuted in 2019 where he posted a .278 / .381 / .444 (AVG / OBP / SLG) offensive line in seven games with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
In the National Series of Cuba he participated fundamentally with the Avispas de Santiago de Cuba. He also had incursions with the Holguín Cubs and the Ciego de Ávila Tigers.
He told us about his career in Cuba, in Japan and his future expectations in the SwingCompleto Show.