Originally Posted 12/6/2011
Name Jorge Soler
Age/DOB (19) 2/25/1992
Jorge Soler is younger than the other big named Cuban Cespedes which both are Outfielders. Soler has all the tools but is probably a couple years away from what I have been reading from joining the major leagues. Kevin Goldstein who is a good source labeled the Yankees, Rangers and Phillies in that order in getting Soler.
While Cespedes is believed to be a 30-30 guy most experts believe Soler could be a 4o homerun guy. With how big his body is most feel he will move from CF to a corner outfield position.
Nationals Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia also said “he’s got a Hanley Ramirez-type body. Plus arm. Plus bat speed. He’s a good kid, a good-energy kid.”
So to sum it up Soler will be a project that has the tools who the Yankees could mold and wait on in a couple years to fill a spot in the big show.
Still to this date Jorge Soler is not a house hold name like Cespedes who is still a driving force in the rumors and ramblings. As for Soler the picture above is really all you can find about him on the internet. He has no Youtube videos or any other information out as of today. Most of the information about him is coming from second or third hand accounts. What is fact is the higher ups in the know all seem to think he will start in the minors and could be an elite prospect and will cost much less than Cespedes.
Another thing is the Yankees are short on high level outfield prospects in the minors. Besides Mason Williams and Slade Heathcott the out look isn’t that great. So why not the Yankees take a chance on him and see how he will pan out.
As more information comes available about Soler we will have all the latest right here at Yankees Fans Unite.