Jose Iglesias dazzled fans with his spectacular defensive actions for the Red Sox and Tigers this season.

Now Erisbel Barbaro Arruebarruena, another Cuban shortstop who earns similar glowing reviews about his defense, has left Cuba to try to sign with a major league team, Baseball America has learned.

Since Arruebarruena is 23 and has played in Cuba’s top league (Serie Nacional) for six seasons, his bonus will not be subject to the international bonus pools once he receives residency in a third country and is cleared to sign by the U.S. government and Major League Baseball.

Arruebarruena, 23, has been the regular shortstop of the Cuban national team. He played in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, where he ranked as the No. 10 WBC prospect not signed with a major league team.

At 6 feet, 195 pounds, Arruebarruena has clean hands, quick actions and good body control. He’s a below-average runner, but his quick first step and instincts give him good range. He has a quick transfer and a plus-plus arm with accuracy, which allows him to make throws from deep in the hole and turn 4-6-3 double plays with ease. His awareness in the field is advanced and he’s shown the ability to make the barehanded play look routine and make strong throws from different angles. Scouts have called Arruebarruena a magician in the field, and if he can hit enough to be an everyday major league shortstop, he has the potential to win a Gold Glove.

The bat, however, is a major source of concern with Arruebarruena, even more so than with Iglesias and more along the lines of Marlins Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. A righthanded hitter, Arruebarruena has a long swing, struggles with pitch recognition, swings through breaking balls in the strike zone and is prone to chasing too many pitches out of the strike zone. He has a pull-oriented approach and minimal power, so several scouts are skeptical he could hit better than .220 or hit a .300 on-base percentage against major league pitching. His lack of foot speed would also limit his appeal as a potential defensive-oriented backup, since he wouldn’t have as much value as a pinch-runner.