photo from wabctv.com: Yoenis Cespedes the former New York Mets outfielder
Another Céspedes on His Way
That’s Amaury News and Commentary
His name is Yoelkis Céspedes,he is 22 years old,half brother of ex-A’S,Red Sox,Tigers,Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes. Just like his older brother. Yoelkis plays the outfield. He is working out in the Bahamas 4 to 6 hours a day and hope to have a showcase coming in Arizona and Florida this March.
The younger Céspedes defected in June last year from the Cuban National Team that was in Canton,Ohio participating in the Cam-Am showcase. His debut was in 2015 when he hit .283 with 14 home-runs and stole 16 bases in 26 attempts. Participated in the WBC(World Baseball Classic)for Cuba,with Victor Victor Mesa and hit .250. Mesa was signed in 2019 by the Marlins.
Yoelkis Céspedes from the Gramna province of Cuba has been scouted for years,considered a five-tool player,faster and more athletic than his brother Yoenis,but with lower potential for home run power,remains a big international prospect.
“Es un orgullo que me comparen con mi hermano” -trans: “It’s a pride to be compared to my brother” said the young Yoelkis. It is unknown if he(like his brother)will release a video of his talents. Yoenis Céspedes began his career with the Oakland Athletics in 2012 and played for the Green and Gold until 2014 when the very popular left fielder was traded to the Boston Red Sox, since then he has played for two more teams, however he missed all of the 2019 season and could miss the entire 2020 season,his status(officially by the Mets) is unknown.
Suffered multiple ankle fractures in May 2019 at his ranch in Boca Ratón,Florida, during a non-baseball activity. During his seven year career Yoenis is a .274 hitter with 163 home-runs and 524 runs batted-in. One of the best and most accurate arms from left field in the game.
As far as Yoelkis Céspedes. Teams are lining-up and their scouts are anxious to see the youngest Céspedes. It could be very soon. The waiting game is on.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Spanish radio voice for the Oakland A’s on KIQI 1010 San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com