Above: Robinson Cano
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean seems to be taking over the baseball world. From David Ortiz’s postseason heroics to the rookie-season surge of Yasiel Puig, the region continues its rise as perhaps the single-greatest source of baseball talent in the world. And there are a number of Caribbean players to keep an eye on for 2014, from young talents from the Dutch Caribbean to established stars from the region’s powerhouse, the Dominican Republic.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox (Aruba)
If the Caribbean has a breakout star for 2014, it’s almost certainly Bogaerts, whose late-season surge helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last year. Bogaerts, a native of San Nicolaas, Aruba, is considered the top prospect in all of baseball. Can he live up to his all-star potential?