Oakland A’s: Three international players to consider

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 23: Outfielder Kim Ha-Seong #7 of Kiwoom Heroes throws to the first base in the top of the fifth inning during the KBO League game between KIA Tigers and Kiwoom Heroes at the Gocheok Skydome on August 23, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 23: Outfielder Kim Ha-Seong #7 of Kiwoom Heroes throws to the first base in the top of the fifth inning during the KBO League game between KIA Tigers and Kiwoom Heroes at the Gocheok Skydome on August 23, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images) /
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Oscar Luis Colas

Oscar Luis Colas took a different route to become available, walking away from NPB until he was declared a free agent.

Called the Cuban Ohtani, Colas is considered to be one of the best prospects to come from the island in years. He has played professionally in both Cuba and Japan, showing impressive potential as a power hitting outfielder. Colas also fires a 95 MPH fastball, and while he has not pitched as much, has plenty of potential on the mound as well.

Colas is still a very raw prospect. Much of his time in Japan was spent in their minors, with just seven games with SoftBank. He will need time in the minors stateside, especially when it comes to his pitching, before he will be able to make an impact.

But that should not deter the A’s. They have been a significant force in the international prospect community over the years, and that should include pursuing Colas as well. If he can live up to his potential, the A’s could have an impact player both on the mound and in the lineup.

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The Oakland A’s have been very cognisant of watching their future. Oscar Luis Colas can be a major part of that.

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