Originally Posted by BungleBengals
The pitching in that league may not be up to par with the pitching in the MLB, but I do not think that you can deny that Cuban hitters have done pretty well in this league. Puig and Cespedes are the big names, but there are also guys like Alexei Ramirez, Jose Iglesias, and Yunel Escobar. Don't forget that one of the better parts of the BRM was a Cuban in Tony Perez. Also, there have been some pretty good pitchers to come out of Cuba too. Namely, Chapman and Jose Fernandez.
If I were the Reds I would take the chance on either (or both) of Guerrero and Abreu. Guerrero's numbers are in line with Tulo's and the expected price is 1/3 that of Tulo. And Abreu's expected price is around 1/2 that of the better performing 3B in MLB including Miggy, Beltre, Zimmerman, Young.
Cespedes struggled with OBP this year and Puig will likely have an adjustment next year as well. But I agree Cuba has been able to produce, for sure. My point is that it is an offense happy league, so beware of just taking numbers and applying them to mlb. FWIW, I think the prospect age adage of 23 or less for an mlb debut is still applicable here, as we've seen best from Chapman and Puig so far.