Braves pursuing top Cuban prospect
This qualifies as a pleasant surprise — according to Buster Olney, the Braves are making a serious push to land Cuban uber-prospect Jorge Soler, a 19-year-old right-handed hitting slugger who projects as a corner outfielder with big power and plus defensive skills.
The second round of bids is due this weekend, with the price tag expected to top $25 million.
Don’t get your hopes up, however — the Yanks, Cubs and Dodgers are said to be the other finalists, along with the Braves. On the other hand, who would’ve thought the Reds and A’s would land Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes.