According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed two former top players from the Cuban junior national team … Rubi Silva and Yaniel Cabeza. Rubi Silva is a 21-year old left handed outfielder. Silva is 5’11″, 180 pounds and has played both center and right field. According to Baseball America, Silva has above-average speed, a strong arm and is an aggressive line-drive hitter with gap power. Silva has the versatility to possibly move to the infield.
Silva signed for a $1 million bonus.
Yaniel Cabeza is a 21-year old catcher that is better known for his defense than his offense. According to Baseball America, Cabeza has a solid bat and is a good situational hitter.
Cabeza signed for $500,000.