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Alfredo Despaigne of Cuba is De Maigne

Alfredo Despaigne Alazanes de Granma

Yoenis Céspedes is considered by many to be the purest power hitter Cuba has ever produced. What if I told you he wasn’t even the best home run hitter on his Cuban National Series team? Let’s find out why Alfredo… Continue Reading

Pedro León: Cuba Dugout on Youtube

Pedro León received the biggest signing bonus of 2021’s International signing period. The Houston Astros invested $4 million in the Mayabeque Huracanes outfielder. Houston has also invited León to Major League Spring Training Camp. It is unlikely he will start… Continue Reading

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Lazaro Blanco of the Alazanes is Granma’s Boy

We are sixty years into Cuba’s post revolution baseball and twenty-five years into Cuba’s baseball revolution. The first cohort of Cubans arriving in MLB was in the mid 1990’s. This was often pitchers and they risked it all to get… Continue Reading

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Santiago de Cuba’s Bell-wether Basher

Bellwether (noun) a person or thing that assumes leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry. Alexeis Bell of The Santiago de Cuba Avispas was a bellwether if only for one season. Viewing Cuban Baseball through a Different Lens… Continue Reading

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César Word Salad

Prieto has garnered quite a bit of attention of late and deservedly so. He recently broke the Cuban record for hits in consecutive games with 45. He has been a standout since his debut in 2018. He broke the Cuban rookie record for hits, a game I had the great fortune of being in attendance for. Prieto improved in his 2nd season in every offensive category. César won a championship with the Matanzas Cocodrilos as a key reinforcement. Internet access has exploded on the island and coverage of their baseball has grown as well. It is much easier to track the action and this has opened the conversation as to whether Prieto is destined for MLB. Continue Reading

Jeison is Chasing His Dream

The Mayabeque Huracanes are one of the newer squads in the Cuban National Series. The Huracanes blew on shore in 2012 with the redrawing of provincial boundaries. They are the successors to the La Habana Cowboys but due to their… Continue Reading