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    Four Cubans Granted Free Agency

    We all know Jorge Soler (and the likelihood of his signing with someone other than Cincinnati). Most know the hard-throwing reliever.

    But Henry Urrutia is flying a bit under the rader, IMO. He's reputed to have a good glove as a corner OF and 1B, okay speed, and great obp. He hit .365 in his last season in Cuba, with a .444 slugging percentage and a 15+% BB rate. He's 24 or 25 (both are used) and a free agent. He's a switch hitter and doesn't K at all-- 29 Ks in 271 PAs.

    His total line-- 365/517(!)/444/961-- might not play immediately in the bigs, but could be a AAA guy the rest of this season and a nice #2 hitter as early as September.
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    Re: Four Cubans Granted Free Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    We all know Jorge Soler (and the likelihood of his signing with someone other than Cincinnati). Most know the hard-throwing reliever.

    But Henry Urrutia is flying a bit under the rader, IMO. He's reputed to have a good glove as a corner OF and 1B, okay speed, and great obp. He hit .365 in his last season in Cuba, with a .444 slugging percentage and a 15+% BB rate. He's 24 or 25 (both are used) and a free agent. He's a switch hitter and doesn't K at all-- 29 Ks in 271 PAs.

    His total line-- 365/517(!)/444/961-- might not play immediately in the bigs, but could be a AAA guy the rest of this season and a nice #2 hitter as early as September.
    I'm not familiar with the Soler situation. Why is it a certainty he'd sign with the Reds?
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    Re: Four Cubans Granted Free Agency

    Someone OTHER than the Reds.

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    Re: Four Cubans Granted Free Agency

    It's not a certainty that Jorge Soler will sign with someone other than Cincinnati-- however, Cincinnati hasn't been "in" on him. At all. Big pocket spenders (Cubs, Blue Jays, Red Sox, and Phils are the primary teams) are on him big-time.

    The reliever-- Omar Luis Rodriguez-- is young and a hard-thrower also believed to be coveted by big spenders, the Yankees in particular.

    Urritia, meanwhile, has kind of been the forgotten guy. He's been a legitimate BA/OBP guy for most of his time in Cuba and in International competitions.
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