The Nationals, Yankees, Cubs, and Rangers are among teams that have shown interest in 19-year-old Cuban defector Jorge Soler.
People familiar with the situation expect Soler to sign a contract similar to the three-year, $15.5 million deal given to outfielder Leonys Martin in 2011. His potential to hit for power has made him a player that some believe could have more offensive upside than the heavily-scouted Yoenis Cespedes, but Soler would need 800 to 1,000 at-bats in the minor leagues before he's ready, unlike Cespedes, and is not considered an immediate solution.
Count me in as a fan of this idea. Since he arrived, Theo has preached the idea that the Cubs system needs more concrete assets and this seems to be a chance to grab one. I'm curious as to where he would fall were he hypothetically to be in an MLB draft.