NFBC: Tracking the new Cuban impact bat

Last week we talked about Masahiro Tanaka’s rise in NFBC drafts despite the fact that he was unsigned and has yet to pitch in the big leagues. Another player in the same situation is Jose Abreu, the 26-year-old Cuban first baseman who signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the Chicago White Sox in October. Abreu is the latest in a long line of Cuban imports who could make a strong and immediate impact, following in the steps of Yasiel Puig.

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