There's been a lot of recent buzz about international outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, with multiple teams rumored to be interested. Back on Nov. 28, Detroit Tigers vice president and director of amateur scouting spoke of Cespedes, saying he was "a five-tool player," and that he had a "combination of power and speed." Those words alone are enough to note that the Tigers are interested.
In fact, most teams appear to be interested.
Yoenis isn't expected to come cheap by any stretch of the imagination. The last time a player from Cuba came into the MLB with hype and fanfare, Aroldis Chapman signed a contract for $30 million over six years. It could get really expensive for any team interested. That being said, the Tigers have been noted as one of the teams most interested in Cespedes, according to Jon Morosi on Twitter:
#Yankees, #Tigers and #Marlins have been most interested clubs in Yoenis Cespedes, according to an exec familiar with international market.
If the Tigers are serious about bringing in Cespedes, they'd definitely have to open up the checkbook. In the Cuban National League, Cespedes hit .333/.424/.667 with 33 home runs in 90 games.