The young Cuban baseball player Yuxnel Eduardo Gato Santiago left the country for the Dominican Republic, where he will try to sign with a Major League team.
As reported by the journalist Francys Romero in his websiteGato, born in Matanzas only 15 years ago, arrived in the Caribbean nation a few days ago.
The reporter described the player as one of the best talents in Cuba, and recalled that he was one of the sensations of the last national championship 15-16, held in April and May last, with .390 average13 doubles and four home runs.
The young promise of Cuban baseball, who plays as an outfielder, is 5’11 and weighs 160 pounds.
“His offensive approach is excellent with a fairly reformed swing and volume of power that could increase. He has a remarkable run on defense, both in center field and in the corners,” explained Romero.
In the journalist’s opinion, if the emigration of Cuban players between 18 and 25 years old is slower, in the lower categories there is a constant avalanche of departures.
“The reason for this is not the failed MLB-Cuba agreement cited by the country’s official media, but rather the depressing economic and political situation, which qualifies as among the worst in the last 60 years,” he explained.
Last Sunday the former player of Industriales Eliut Torres Ramírez arrived in the United States after doing the Central American migratory route.
“The wait is over, Eliu is already in yuma,” the 38-year-old Havana player announced on Facebook.
Torres Ramírez was part of one of the most talented generations of Cuban baseball in recent years, along with figures such as Kendrys Morales, Yulieski Gurriel and Héctor Olivera.
According to the journalist Yasel Porto, from Complete Swing, he wanted to leave Cuba since he was an active baseball player, but he never had the opportunity.
“Now the economic situation in Cuba forced me to make this decision for my family. It was time, it couldn’t wait any longer. I had to do it now,” he said.
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