White Sox Sign Player Known As "The Cuban Ohtani"


Baseball's No. 5 international prospect Oscar Colas has signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox. The 23-year-old Cuban was formerly known as "The Cuban Ohtani" for his ability to both hit and pitch. He has, however, given up pitching since 2019 to concentrate on his prime skills with the bat. 

Colas has been playing in the minors in Japan, where he's shown the ability to play all three outfield positions as well as 1st base. He hit a combined .282 with an OPS of .826 in three years in Japan. 

Although he can also run and throw at a high level, major league scouts have graded power as his best tool, and they project him to hit in the middle of the order. 

The left-handed hitting Colas played winter ball in the Dominican Republic, under manager Fernando Tatis Sr., and obviously did enough to warrant a $2.5M deal with the White Sox.