White Sox Sign No. 1 International Prospect Yoelqui Céspedes To A $2.05 Million Deal

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The Chicago White Sox are having themselves a monster offseason. After signing the best closer on the open market in Liam Hendriks to a 4-year, $54 million deal, Chicago’s at it again. They just inked the No. 1 international prospect to a $2.05 million deal:

Yoelqui Céspedes.

That name should be recognizable, since he’s the half-brother to former Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Hopefully he doesn’t tend to wild boars in his free time like his big bro.

This guy’s supposed to be 23 years old, but he looks like he has three kids and a 401K account. Also, where are the Cespedes brothers getting these eyebrows?

Must be where all the power comes from.

Baseball wise, this kid’s got all the tools, which makes sense as baseball’s No. 1 international player.

As you can see on tape, Céspedes is expected to bring that lightning bat speed to the bigs in no time. Scouts have also raved about his “instinctual abilities” on the field that should translate to a more entertaining brand of baseball compared to the status quo. Tons of strikeouts, walks, and homers these days, so Yoelqui should bring a bit of that “old-school” flavor.

Chicago is clearly becoming a landing spot for young Latin stars as Céspedes will be joining White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada in that lineup. The White Sox should be dangerous this season, barring injury, so keep your eyes peeled for a division title as soon as this year.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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