15-year-old Cuban prospect, Miguel Fernández, causes interest in MLB organizations

Férnandez has attributes such as contact, speed and arm.

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Cuban prospect Miguel Fernández arrived in the Dominican Republic in 2019. Another young talent with the hope of signing with a Major League organization and starting his professional career.

Born in the province of Villa Clara, Fernández is only 15 years old and although he is eligible to sign in 2021, several Major League organizations have been interested in the outfielder and also an infielder.

Fernández has remarkable contact for a left-handed hitter. He has run 6.6 seconds in the 60-yard dash and his arm from the outfield has clocked up to 88 miles of speed, which could also be, it is estimated, a weapon above 90 climbing on the mound, a possibility that he does not rule out.

The boy is now in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He prepares at the Fernando Tatis Academy, a hotbed of prospects of different nationalities.

Fernández measures 6.2, a height that makes one think about the future evolution of his physique and continued development of tools.

Franchises such as San Diego, Oakland, Detroit and Kansas City have envisioned Fernández, who will likely reach a pre-agreement with one of these teams before his talent crystallizes in 2021.

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Francys Romero

Writer, reporter and sports journalist for CiberCuba. Member of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Author of "The dream and reality. Stories of the emigration of Cuban baseball (1960-2018)." He has been cited by ESPN Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, among others.

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