MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has established residence in Guatemala and will hold a showcase for interested teams on November 12. Moncada is waiting to be unblocked by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) before he can sign with a major league team.
Moncada is 19 and is a switch hitter, drawing praise from scouts as “the next Jorge Soler”. Naturally, he has also drawn comparisons to Yasiel Puig, Rusney Castillo, and Yasmany Tomas.
CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly says the world champion Giants have interest in Moncada, though representatives from all 30 teams are expected to attend his showcase.