By Jose Alejandro Rodriguez Zas
On the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, the Cuban Federation of Baseball (FCB) reported through a Publishing On the JIT website, three players who participated in the final 60th edition of the national series will leave on Monday for the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to complete their contracts in the professional leagues of these two countries.
According to JIT, “FCB Vice President Yovani Aragon stated that Spiritus bowler Yoen Socarrás is traveling to the paddock in Quito to work with Leones del Escogido,” while “Camagüey shooter Frank Madan and Granma Raico Santos player” Tigres de Aragua will join the Venezuelan League. ».
The aforementioned post added: “Both events start their calendar in October through the end of January, at the gates of the 2022 Caribbean Series.”
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mystical socaras He is a 34-year-old veteran with 16 National Series experience, having made 325 games, with 77 wins and 66 losses, with 19 assists, 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.39, competitors hitting .274 and has 777 strikes with 394 walks.
In his last campaign in Cuba, the 60th edition of the local classic, “El Soca” worked with an excellent rate of 2.63 and WHIP 1.05, he won 11 games and lost only 4, with 92 hits and 29 walks, while the competitors are hitting him due to anemia.211
At the end of the National Series with Sancti Spiritos, Sucaras played with Olmecas de Tabasco and Pericos de Puebla in the Mexican Major League Baseball. His signing with Leones del Escogido makes him the first Cuban player represented by FCB to be appointed by a team from the Dominican Professional Baseball League.
Regarding the Camaguey Law Frank Madan, is also a 30-year-old veteran, playing in 12 National Series, being 42-30 with 15 saves, 4.02 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, while opponents hit .271 with 367 hits and 212 walks. .
Agramontino was the best right-hander in the recent National Series, with a 13-5 and one record, 3.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 109 strikes delivered, plus 40 walks, with 11 complete games and five slurs in 141.2 labor entries.
Madan, who will experience his first foray into professional baseball, made a no-hit, no-run game in the 60th series, number 61 in the history of the Cuban National Baseball Series.
Finally, the gardener from Granma Raico Santos, is a 27-year-old young player and one of Granma’s national title champions in the 2020-2021 campaign, with an offensive average of 0.350 (246-86), with 14 doubles and 4 home runs, with 50 RBIs. He scored 69 points, plus 20 attacks and 50 walks, and 11 cushion frauds in 12 attempts.
Throughout his experience in five National Series, .323 Raico has racked up 351 hits in 1,087 official chances on the tree, including 67 doubles, three triples and 14. Granmense brought 163 teammates to the plate and hit the board 244 times, with 138 attacks and 178 free walks, plus collect 30 loot bases in 42 chances.
Raico has experience with the Cuban team that competed in the Florida Olympics qualifiers last June, qualifying for Tokyo 2020, achieving 9-5 (.556) with three and a home run, plus three runs and four RBI points. He left Cuba for the Dominican Republic on one occasion in pursuit of a future in professional baseball in the major leagues, but an injury caused by a hit on the field interrupted his aspirations in that regard.
In this way, with the Socaras, Madan and Raico agreements to play in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, Bayern intends to further strengthen its strategy for the recruitment of Cuban athletes abroad with the support of the entity representing Cuban baseball on the island which should translate into the development of the national sport of Cuba.
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