When Rusney Castillo takes the field at Alex Rodriguez Stadium on Saturday Morning, Major League Baseball will be there to scout him and that includes the New York Yankees.
According to the New York Post, Castillo, 27, has been cleared by Major League Baseball to sign with a ball club and many teams have show interest in the outfielder. Castillo has been compared to Shane Victorino, Leonys Martin and Dayan Viciedo, the latter two who are also Cuban defectors.
“He reminds me of Viciedo, not with the power, but with the way he plays and he has very good speed,’’ a talent evaluator said of Castillo, a 5-foot-9, right-handed hitter. “He is not [Yasiel] Puig. Some teams think he is a fourth outfielder but others believe he can be more.’’