Yoenis Cespedes a talent and a mystery

Cuban free-agent outfielder could command in the neighborhood of a $50 million deal

Originally Published: December 2, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has yet to play a game in the major leagues, and some scouts are already comparing him to former Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Raul Mondesi. Personnel people with more active imaginations take a look at that sculpted 6-foot, 215-pound physique and those quick-twitch muscles and think more along the lines of Bo Jackson.

Rene Gayo, director of Latin American scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates, prefers a more obscure comparison: He likens Cespedes to former ...

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