Diamondback have reached an agreement with Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5M deal.
Tomas was the big name Cuban free-agent coming into this off-season and was rumored to be in contact with quite a few teams prior to signing with the Diamondbacks. The six-year $68.5M deal is surprising as many figured he would have commanded more than the seven-year, $72.5M the Red Sox paid Rusney Castillo last season. Tomas is 24 years old and is expected to play a corner outfield position and has plus-power potential to the point that Castillo, his former teammate in Cuba, compared him to Jose Abreu who just hit 36 home runs for the White Sox last season after coming over from Cuba himself. From what we have seen over the past few seasons there are many talented players coming over from Cuba and they are making immediate impacts in the baseball worlds. Tomas should be a very intriguing fantasy prospect this season as his potential upside will likely be higher than where he is ranked on draft boards.
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