As per the official Cuban digital newspaper Jit, Nippon League prospect Pedro Pablo Revilla has decided not to return to island after finishing his season with the Chunichi Dragons. The news broke earlier today as the official gazette of the communist island broke the news.
The slugger was signed by the Dragons in 2022 as a top power-hitting prospect something he failed to live up to this year in the minors hitting a paltry .188 and striking out 48 times in 128 trips to the plate. In two minor league season in the land of the rising sun he has hit a total of five roundtrippers.
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Revilla was the Cuban League’s HR leader in 2021-2022 with 26 HR (.313 AVG, 1.068 OPS). This helped him sign a contract with Chunichi, with the Cuban Baseball Federation as mediator. During his five Serie Nacionales with Guantánamo Revilla deposited 35 balls in the seats and slugged a robust .537.
Revilla debuted with HR in his first NPB game in 2022, but then proceeded to strike out 30 times in his next 64 at-bats before being sent down to the minors. At 24 years old, he has the plenty power and perhaps will attract the attention of several MLB teams, but needs to correct a few holes in his swing if he is to achieve that goal.
Revilla will seek to arrive in the Dominican Republic to begin the process of preparin and doing showcases in hopes of signing a contract in the near future, according to several sources.