Cuba's Yuliesky Gourriel Defects
The 21-year old (his listed age) 3B/2B defected from Cuba via Columbia according to MLBTradeRumors. He's expected to be one of the top free-agents soon in the majors. It's been reported that if he came up through the United States baseball system, he would have been a first round draft pick easily.
He played in the WBC this Spring and had 8 HRs during the tournament and was one of the non-MLB stars.
Add another to the list of potential star Cuban defectors. He's already been linked to the Yankees, but he'll likely go to a team who 1) offers much dinero, 2) offers a decent latin community and 3) a chance to play.
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Re: Cuba's Yuliesky Gourriel Defects
But a 21 yearold with 8 HRs in the WBC huh?...Hopefully he won't turn out to be another Andy Morales...
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