It looks like the Cuban connection will grow even stronger for the Chicago White Sox, as they reportedly have a deal in place with RHP prospect Norge Carlos Vera.
As Kiley McDaniel of ESPN noted, the deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million and would come to fruition when this year's signing period opens on July 2nd.
The 19-year-old prospect is the son of former Santiago de Cuba pitcher, Norge Luis Vera. The White Sox will be getting a 6-foot-4, 185 lb right-handed hurler whose velocity sits at "91-94, hitting 96 or 97 MPH depending on the gun." He also carries the ability to "mix four average or better pitches for a starter look," according to Josh Herzenberg of FanGraphs.
With the White Sox hopeful that years of contention are ahead, their annual MLB Draft position should start to fall going forward. Completing international signings such as Vera will only help strengthen the farm system.
UPDATE – 2/26/21, 12:04 PM CT: The White Sox officially announced they have signed Norge Vera in addition to six other international players.