Rangers scout 19-year-old Cuban prospect

Rangers scout 19-year-old Cuban prospect

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have scouted outfielder Jorge Soler, 19, another former Cuban player who has defected and is coming to the United States.

He is a corner outfielder with power and a high upside that could attract significant attention from other teams. He is currently working out in the Dominican Republic and the Rangers are among the teams that have watched him recently.

The Rangers are also among the teams that are considered interested in Yoenis Cespedes, who is 26 and considered a more advanced player. He is a center fielder who could step right into a Major League lineup next season.

Soler would be more of a project who needs at least two to three years of development time in the Minor Leagues. But Soler might have more offensive upside than Cespedes.