A report has surfaced that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban short stop Alexander Guerrero. The report comes from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is reported to be 4 years $28 Million with a $10 Million signing bonus.
Guerrero who is a natural short stop will most likely make the move to second base for the Dodgers. Guerrero who is 5’10″ 200 pounds will put another elite player in the Dodger lineup. Guerrero will be the perfect two hole hitter for the Dodgers as in 2012 he had an on base percentage over .400. This will only help the Dodgers on their way to obtaining a championship.
He isn’t the Yoenis Cespedes or Yasiel Puig but he does put great length into the Dodger lineup. He hits a good amount of homers for a second baseman averaging around 20 a season, but the on base percentage is what will really set him apart. He isn’t the type of player to chase pitches out of the zone. He has only gotten better with age in Cuba and I don’t expect that to change when he comes to the MLB.
Having a fellow Cuban on his team in Yasiel Puig will only help him settle into the major league game. Puig has a season under his belt where he learned his limits at times. Puig got a little chaotic as we all saw, but we can’t help but be amazed by his talent and the things he does to change a ball game. It will be fun to watch Guerrero in his attempt to bring to the infield the Cuban style of play. Hanley and himself should make a great combination up the middle for years to come.