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    Rusney Castillo

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/inter...howcase-miami/

    The top Cuban free agent on the market will be available for all 30 teams to see by the end of the month.

    Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is currently in Florida, will hold an open showcase for teams on July 26 at the University of Miami. Castillo, who is represented by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, is a free agent and is expected to sign fairly soon after his showcase, making him a potential impact player down the stretch if he signs with a contending club.
    sources say he appears to have added about 20 pounds and is now around 5-foot-9, 205 pounds. Castillo is an excellent athlete, a plus-plus runner and was one of the better basestealers in Cuba, with a line-drive stroke from the right side and surprising power for his size. Some scouts see Castillo as an everyday center fielder, though others view him as a fourth outfielder

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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    Puig, Abreu, and Cespedes are going to help make this young man a ton of jack. Add in the fact that teams are paying more for hitting than ever before and it's going to be a high cost to get him.
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Puig, Abreu, and Cespedes are going to help make this young man a ton of jack. Add in the fact that teams are paying more for hitting than ever before and it's going to be a high cost to get him.
    It will be interesting to see where he lands on the pay scale.

    If a couple of teams, maybe even one, believes he is a close to ready starting OF, then he will likely come in anywhere between 25-50+ million dollars.(the wide variance depending on contract length)

    However, if his perceived value is inflated, and more teams view him in that 4th OF mold, then his contract would likely be under 20 million. So I will be watching to see where he comes out, and if the Reds are in on him, as they have been with several other Cuban defectors.

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    He's not going to be a plus-plus runner for long if he's carrying 205 pounds on a 5'9" frame.
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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    Wow if only the Reds could get their hands on a potential 4th outfielder from Cuba like a Rusney Castillo or a Felix Perez.

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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    Adding 20 pounds of muscle while in Miami? Wait.. that is so last two years.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    We're now entering the bubble phase of Cuban ballplayers.
    The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle

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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    Sounds like Brian Giles.

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    Re: Rusney Castillo

    slightly off topic, but I had a thought.

    Felix Perez is really hitting, but he hasn't gotten a sniff of a hint of a rumor of being called up. You'd THINK his two fellow countrymen would be lobbying for him considering both played with him for at least a little while in Louisville.

    Maybe they don't like him? Just speculation, but I cannot fathom why an .830 OPS bat has not been even rumored to be called up.

    EDIT: I see now Pena has not played with him, but Chapman has.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    I'd guess Chapman does not say too much about personnel moves. Personality, language barrier, whatever. Just doesn't seem like "that type".
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.


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