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4. OF/INF Yasmany Tomas (#57)
Hit: 45. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
The Diamondbacks have made a big splash on the international market this offseason, and their biggest splash was Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas.
Tomas is expected to play third base with the Diamondbacks, and from what I’ve seen he looks good. If that doesn’t work he can play corner outfield, His power, speed, and arm are off the charts, and he should make an impact right away.
He will probably struggle against lefties, and he does strike out, but I’m excited to see what he can do in the middle of the Dbacks order.
The Havana native most recently appeared in 6 games during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, batting .375 (6-for-16) with 2 homers, 5 RBI and a 1.224 OPS. Baseball America tabbed him as the sixth-best non-MLB player in the tournament.
He debuted in the Cuban Serie Nacional at age 18 and played 5 seasons for the Industriales, slugging 30 homers and 104 RBI with 15 stolen bases in 205 regular season games dating back to 2008.