Another player who was part of the Cuba U-15 team leaves the country

A pitcher of exceptional condition, Rodríguez, born in Guantánamo, is in the Dominican Republic where he will seek to sign with an MLB organization.

Yordan Rodríguez © Facebook / Francys Romero
Jordan Rodriguez Photo © Facebook / Francys Romero

The young Cuban baseball prospect Yordan Rodríguez left the island in the last hours bound for the Dominican Republic, said journalist Francys Romero.

Rodríguez is the nineteenth Cuban player of those who participated in the U-15 World Cup in Hermosillo, in Mexico, in 2022, to leave Cuba, said Romero, who said that in about 14 months 95% of that team has left after achieving 2nd place in the tournament.

A pitcher of exceptional conditions, Rodríguez, born in Guantánamo, will seek to sign with an MLB organization.

“He has an enviable physique of almost 6'3 at 15 years old, he will turn 16 this January 28th. He has recorded pitches of up to 88-89 miles and in the last Cuban U-15 Championship he delivered a no-hitter,” the information explains.

Romero describes him as a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup pitcher, but still with control problems in his command.

Rodríguez is prospect 5 on Francys Romero's list of the best 25 talents in Cuba in 2023.

Last Thursday, the talented Cuban outfielder Maikol Rodríguez, who was also part of the under-15 team, had left.

Rodríguez, who is also in the Dominican Republic, is a tall outfielder recognized for his speed and contact skills with the bat, who entered the U-18 category in 2023, still being part of the 15-16 class, which indicated a advanced development compared to peers.

From a list of 20 young Cuban baseball talents Now only the receiver Yaider Ruiz from Mayabeque remains on the island.

Last October, Cuban baseball player Mailon Batista Corrales, one of the members of the national team that also competed in the U-15 World Cup, left the country.

Before him left was the young prospect Alejandro Cruz, who also arrived in the Dominican Republic, to try to sign with a Major League organization.

Alex Santiago, Pedro Danguillecourt, Dulieski Ferran, Ernest Machado, Yosniel Menendez, Roberto Peña, Segian Perez, Alejandro Prieto, Danel Reyes, Ronald Terrero, Jonathan Valley, Yunior Villavicencio, Cristian de Jesús Zamora and Jaider Miguel Suárez.

The latter, only 14 years old, emigrated to the Dominican Republic in August with the same purpose and to train at the Javier Rodríguez Academy, a renowned coach who has signed many talents in the last decade.

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