The Cubs are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of 19-year-old Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus broke the initial rumors. "(Soler) profiles as a very classic right-field profile on a scouting level," Goldstein told MLB Network Radio. "He's a big, athletic kid. He ran well for scouts. He ran a 6.7 60 for them the other week, which is above average. At his age and his size, that's not going to last. He just doesn't look like a guy that's going to stay fast. What he's going to be is a right fielder who's gonna hit for power. He's gonna throw well, hit home runs. That's going to be his job. Big, big kid. Broad shoulders, tons of raw power. He's a very exciting player." Initial estimates have Soler's asking price in the $20 million range.
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