Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has been a priority player for teams to see ever since he left the island.
Teams are eager to see more of Castillo, the top Cuban defector on the market, since a finger injury that just healed has kept him on the sidelines recently. Castillo, who is represented by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, became a free agent on Friday and teams expect him to hold an open showcase (possibly in the United States) at some point in the near future.
But you can see Castillo today, in Baseball America’s three-minute highlight video of Castillo from when he was still in Cuba, including footage of him robbing a batter of a home run.
You can see all of Castillo’s tools in the video. An athletic 26-year-old center fielder with well above-average speed, Castillo isn’t big (5-foot-9, 180 pounds) but he’s strong for his size with an aggressive hitting approach and good bat speed. His speed allows him to cover plenty of ground in center field, where he shows solid arm strength.