The Miami Marlins officially signed Cuban Infielder Yiddi Cappe to a $3.5M contract. Yiddi Cappe is listed as the No. 10 prospect on the Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects List. Yiddi Cappe was anticipated to sign with Miami back during the 2019-2020 period, but Cappe pushed his signing back a year as he waited for the bonus pools to reset.
Cappe is an 18-year-old infielder who is listed at 6-foot-3, 175 pounds. Cappe is an athletic player, and he has the potential to have above-average tools across the board. Cappe is a hard-hitting infielder, making contact to each field, as well as having a great understanding of the strike zone. Defensively, his arm shows great potential. He has solid footwork and could potentially grow out of the shortstop position.
Along with the highly anticipated Yiddi Cappe signing, the Marlins signed ten more players. As of January 15th, the official signings include Luis Baldiris (LHP out of Venezuela), Yiddi Cappe (INF out of Cuba), Reiner Chourio (INF out of Venezuela), Oscar Colina (OF out of Venezuela), Edward Duran (C out of Venezuela), Kevin Guerrero (OF out of the Dominican Republic), Jesus Hernandez (INF out of Venezuela), Ronald Hernandez (C out of Venezuela), Jesus Leon (LHP out of Mexico), and Jhoniel Serrano (RHP out of Venezuela).
Oscar Colina is a 16-year-old outfielder out of Venezuela. He is turning 17 later this month. He stands at 6-foot-1, weighing in at 155 Pounds. He bats and throws right. He has a solid arm, decent footwork, and a decent looking bat.
Even though there is little information on the other signings, Miami shows that they want to stay active in signing international prospects. By officially signing Yiddi Cappe, this is just more evidence that Miami is willing to pay for the higher-end prospects.