A video was uploaded earlier this week, sort of a scouting report on Yoenes Cespedes. Sadly, the 20 minute video has since been removed from YouTube, but Kevin Goldstein has a pretty nice recap of it on Baseball Prospectus. His stride really reminds me of Jose Bautista’s new stride, in the way he can get an incredible amount of power in it, in a small amount of time. I suppose that there would be an overpayment for his skills, presumably something along the lines of Chapman’s contract. However, I doubt that the Pirates will be able to get him, with the Yankees in the chase. Hopefully Cespedes hates every other team that is in the bidding.
The most important question remaining is what his nickname will be. Maybe Centipede?