Chicago White Sox reportedly adding Yoelqui Cespedes

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 07: Yoelkis Cespedes #16 of Cuba hits a double in the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool B Game One between Cuba and Japan at Tokyo Dome on March 7, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 07: Yoelkis Cespedes #16 of Cuba hits a double in the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool B Game One between Cuba and Japan at Tokyo Dome on March 7, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are reportedly set to make another major splash on the international free agent by signing Yoelqui Cespedes.

The Chicago White Sox have had a great deal of success over the years on the international free agent front. They have signed the likes of Luis Robert and Jose Abreu, key players for the White Sox current core. It is understandable that, as they look to the future, Chicago will continue to keep an eye on Cuba to bring in some of the top talent in the country.

That is set to continue when the next international signing period begins. According to reports, the White Sox will ink Yoelqui Cespedes to a bonus of approximately $2 million.

If this name is familiar, it should be. Yoelqui is the younger half-brother of Yoenis Cespedes, who was also once one of the top international prospects in the game. There are plenty of similarities between the two players at the plate as well.

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The younger Cespedes is considered a true five tool talent. Rated as the top international prospect by MLB.com, he has added 15 pounds of muscle to help with his bat speed and power potential. He had been more of a line drive hitter, but has since revamped his swing to improve his power output. However, there are still a few holes in his swing, but those can be corrected with more coaching.

To this point, his best tools remain his speed and excellent throwing arm. His plus speed never really manifested in terms of stolen bases as he was successful on just 14 of 25 attempts in the Cuban National Series. That speed has helped him to get an excellent jump on balls in the outfield, while his throwing arm would be an asset in any of the three outfield spots.

Cespedes is going to be a work in progress. The 23 year old is not the finished product that Abreu was when he signed in Chicago. Chances are, it will be another year or two before he is ready to make an impact upon the major league level. However, when he is ready, Cespedes could be another star for the White Sox.

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The Chicago White Sox have reportedly added another top international prospect in Yoelqui Cespedes. While it may take some time for this signing to impact the major league level, he could be the White Sox next Cuban star.