There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his birthplace because Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes and most recently Odrisamer Despaigne, all Cubans, have outstripped mostly high expectations. A vast majority of MLB teams are expected to have a scout or executive at the University of Miami for Castillo's workout Saturday. One advantage here is that the U.S. workout will limit surprises, as teams will see firsthand the type of talent he has in a workout scheduled by his representative CAA. The Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Rangers, Astros, Cubs, Braves, Giants, White Sox, Orioles and Marlins are just a small sampling of teams expected to be on hand.
Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami
CBS Sports | Jul 25