By Jesus Pérez Vichot (Chuchi)
Yaisel Ramos is one of the new Cuban baseball promises that has all the talent and the tools to succeed in the big leagues. As a matter of fact, there are many who compare him to White Sox star Luis Robert.
Of course, the Chicago center fielder is already an established star, playing at the highest level, but with Yaisel playing the same position, with extraordinary abilities and a similar physique (six feet, four inches and 185 pounds), many specialists think he can be an MLB success in the near future, for he is only 19.
One of the winningest franchises in the history of the majors, the St. Louis Cardinals, has already taken notice of Ramos’s potential, and although the Cuban has not officially signed (the signing should be completed within the next two weeks) and is expecting a physical, both sides have reached an agreement.
The Havana-born player left the island four years ago and according to a Twitter publication by Francys Romero, he has a 69-of-80 arm strength, apart from speed and decent power.
The latter should be increased while he gains some weight. Romero also spoke about his bonus, which is estimated to be around $175,000, becoming the 18th Cuban player that signs in the current international signing period.
Yaisel is a member of the H3K Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic and after reaching the deal with the Cardinals, he could not hide his emotion in social media by writing “un nuevo sueño cumplido” (a new dream come true). We will follow his evolution as a professional player and have confidence in his talent.