The Cincinnati Reds acquire Cuban outfielder Raydel Medina. Medina defected in 2011 from Cuba and entered the Hispaniola Island via Haiti where he established Haitian residence. He played in various International tournaments while on the Cuban Junior National team, most notably in Venezuela and China between 2003-2009.
Medina was born February 14, 1993, is 6´2¨ and 198lb. There isn´t much physical projection in the 20 yr. old, he has a muscular toned well-proportioned mature body. He trained in Santiago at the Mikalo Bermudez Baseball Complex with Aldo Marrero who also signed catcher Onil Peña on July 2nd this year with the Seattle Mariners for $385,000.
During Medina´s participation in the DPL he showed an advanced hit tool and plus raw power. He combines a solid tool set across the board. The left hand hitter has a good approach and strike zone judgment. He´s an above average runner in the 60 yard dash posting 6.6-6.7 times at frequent workouts, he possess average to plus arm strength and average defensive skills.
Medina was a DPL All-Star in 2012 and runner up in the Home Run derby hitting monster shots at Estadio Cibao in Santiago DR, the derby crown was taken by Amaurys Minier who signed with the Minnesota Twins for $1.4M on July 2nd 2012.
The Cincinnati Reds and Medina agreed on a contract value of $400,000.00