View Full Version : Adeiny Hechevarria: The potential icing on the cake.

03-02-2010, 11:07 PM
Cut from a Yahoo article on Chapman and other Cuban defectors:

The day before, he said, on his birthday, he’d received a call from Adeiny Hechevarria, a 20-year-old shortstop who, Chapman said, has been cleared to sign with a major league team.

”He is a lot happier now that the paperwork is through and he’s getting closer,” Chapman said.

Hechevarria is the best available Cuban player, according to scouts who have seen many of the high-end defectors. One called him, ”Alfonso Soriano(notes) with defense,” adding, ”He’d have been a running back at Nebraska if he’d grown up in the states. There’s not much he can’t do.”

The Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels are believed to have the most interest in Hechevarria. The Yankees privately believe he has the tools to become the heir to Derek Jeter(notes).

Perhaps our Cuban connections (Chapman, Alonso) and large spanish speaking population in the organization will allow us to bring in another great prospect at below what the big teams might offer.

Yeah... I am dreaming, but wouldn't it be nice.