February 25, 2021

Yoenis Cespedes’ brother, Yoelkis Cespedes, prepping for MLB showcases (New York Post)


Yo, here comes another Cespedes.

Cuban outfielder Yoelkis Cespedes, the 22-year-old half-brother of boar-attacked Mets outfielder Yoenis, is planning showcase events for scouts next month in Florida and Arizona, according to MLB.com.

Yoelkis Cespedes, who played for Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, defected from the national team last summer and has been working out over the winter in the Bahamas, including with his brother, before Yoenis reported to Mets camp in Port St. Lucie.

No official dates for Yoelkis Cespedes’ workouts have been announced because he still hasn’t been declared a free agent in order to be eligible to be signed by a major-league team.

Scouts consider Yoelkis “a five-tool player with above-average tools across the board,” according to the MLB.com report, which added “it’s believed he will sign with the team that gives him the best opportunity to reach the big leagues quickly.”

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The 5-9 outfielder also has added 20 pounds (to 205) “and now looks almost exactly like his older brother in the batter’s box,” the report stated.

Yoenis Cespedes appeared for Cuba in the 2009 WBC and defected two years…

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