Cuban prospect will play in México.

Marlon Vega will play for the Mayos de Navojoa this winter in order to showcase his skills in order catch they eye of a major league organization. The MLB Commissioner’s office declared Cuban right-hander a free agent on October 10 as per Romero’s report . With this the hurler and his representatives will be able to negotiate a contract with any major league organization.

The righty from Mayabeque, Cuba, in 21 games over the last two seasons and struck 145 hitters in his last 173 innings pitched. The pitcher was also the Rookie of the Year in the Cuban circuit in 2020-21 when he posted a 9-2 record, 4.36 earned run average.

Vega saw action in an independent Japanese league last season with the Ishikawa Millon Stars. During his incursion with the Asian team he showed mixed results, but did flash some of his talents although his velocity never hit 90 mph on his fastball during his tenure in Japan. In 7.1IP in the league he posted a 4.91 earned run average and fanned six.

Vega throws in the low 90’s but combines good control with an array of breaking pitches and a hint of deceptiveness on the mound. He has a repertoire of pitches that include a fastball, cutter, slider, curve and change-up. With proper development and preparation the pitcher could become a top prospect for the next international free agency signing period in January.

Cubans in the Winter Leagues this season:


Yunesky Maya RHP (Águilas)

Yadiel Hernández OF (Águilas)

César Prieto IF (Águilas)

Ariel Miranda LHP (Águilas)

Andrew Suárez LHP (Águilas)*

Dairon Blanco OF (Estrellas)

Yasiel Puig OF (Estrellas)

Roel Santos OF (Estrellas)

José Barrero IF-OF (Estrellas)

Julio Robaina LHP (Estrellas)

Río Gómez LHP (Estrellas)*

Jorge Martínez RHP (Estrellas)

Raúl Valdés LHP (Toros)

Darién Núñez LHP (Toros)

Julio Pablo Martínez OF (Toros)

Diosbel Arias IF (Toros)

Henry Urrutia 1B-DH (Gigantes)

Yosver Zulueta RHP (Leones)

Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacífico:

Yasmany Tomás 1B-DH (Los Mochis)

Ronald Bolaños RHP (Los Mochis)

Miguel Romero RHP (Culiacán)

Peter O’Brien OF-1B (Culiacán) *

Félix Pérez OF-1B (Jalisco)

Yoennis Yera LHP (Jalisco)

Lázaro Blanco RHP (Mazatlán)

Yurisbel Gracial IF-OF (Mazatlán)

Yoelkis Guibert OF (Guasave)

Yadir Drake OF-1B (Guasave)

JC Escarra C,OF,1B (Guasave)* (**)

Yoanys Quiala RHP (Monterrey)

Odrisamer Despaigne RHP ( Ciudad Obregón)

José Miguel Fernández 1B-DH (Ciudad Obregón)

Elían Leyva RHP (Hermosillo)

Marlon Vega RHP (Navojoa)


Pedro Echemendia RHP (Ponce)

JC Escarra C,IF,OF (Ponce)*(**)

Yanquiel Fernández OF (Ponce)

Orlando Martínez OF (Santurce)

Albert Almora OF (Santurce)*

Adrian Del Castillo C (Santurce)*

Orlando Rodríguez RHP (Carolina)

Adeiny Hechavarría IF (Carolina)

Leam Méndez RHP (Mayagüez)


Edgar Escobar RHP (Caribes)

Yoel Yanqui IF (Cardenales)

Jesús Balaguer RHP (Bravos)

Sandy Gastón RHP (Bravos)

Pablo Guillen RHP (Magallanes)

Raynel Delgado IF (Magallanes)


Lorenzo Quintana C (Tigres de Chinandega)

Rubi Silva IF-OF (Tigres de Chinandega)

Dayán García IF (Tigres de Chinandega)

José Ramón Rodríguez (Tigres de Chinandega)

Alay Lago INF (Tren del Norte)

Yoanner Negrín RHP (Leones de León)

Rogelio Quesada RHP (Leones de León)

Robert Roilan Portuondo RHP (Gigantes de Rivas)

Yosmany Guerra IF (Gigantes de Rivas)


** Will play with Guasave until November, after November will join Ponce.

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