Inside the Dugout: Episode 1

The Source for discovering Cuban Baseball is This is episode 1 of a new video series focusing on the top Cuban teams & Players around the world. In this episode I look at Cubans in MLB & Japanese Spring Training due to their increasing numbers. I Take a look at professional leagues around the world. Because of Covid 19 the Cuban baseball Playoffs have had to tweak their schedule and are still ongoing. Get Inside Cuban baseball by getting Inside the Dugout via Youtube.

Inside the Dugout: Episode 1 via Youtube

Due to baseball being back and a record 43 Cubans invited to Major League Spring Training it’s time to Get Inside the Dugout. Because The Chicago White Sox & Houston Astros have been aggressive in signing Cuban players in recent years they lead in invites. I also wrote about the Astros Cuban Connections here.

Read about Astros Cuban Connections

The crew at Locked on Astros podcast invited me to chat about the Havana to Houston Pipeline. They do a great job focusing on the 2017 World Series Champions. They broadcast daily. Check out my interview and follow them where great podcasts are found.

Check out my conversation with Locked on Astros Podcast

Yoelqui Céspedes left Cuba in 2019 and received $2 million dollars to sign with the White Sox. He will become a top prospect in their system. He is the half brother of Yoenis Céspedes and possesses many of the same athletic tools. Because of this he ranked as the #1 International Prospect in 2020. Read all about what to expect from the youngster from Granma via here.

Yoelqui Céspedes Player Profile via Cubadugout

Teams decreased spending has led to Many Veteran players competing for jobs or still looking for work. A positive Corona Virus test made the Atlanta Braves void a 2020 contract offer to Yasiel Puig. Due to this the former Elephant is still searching for a team. Because of his relative youth and athleticism a team has to take a chance on the Wild Horse. In the interim check out his best highlights from his time in Cuba.

All this and more Inside the Dugout via Youtube and

Phil Selig

Canada’s Top Expert on Cuban Baseball. I first ventured to the island in 2012 with camera in hand and captured some of the future baseball stars of the world. I have returned many times immersing myself in the game and culture. Get inside the Dugout for a unique look at Cuban Baseball.