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Nationals Sign Cuban Yuniesky Maya

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Big news on the international front today with the Washington Nationals signing Cuban right-hander Yuniesky Maya. Federal Baseball has a good rundown here.

People are already asking me what I think about him. I don't know anything that isn't already public knowledge. He sounds like he should be a decent pitcher, but the track record of Cubans is so erratic that I won't go beyond that until we actually get some pro data. He's already 28 so he is likely a finished product. Scouting reports indicate average velocity with the fastball, but a good assortment of breaking stuff and sharp control.