The Mets were among several teams to attend Castillo’s workout in Miami. However, they did not have him in for a private workout (Cerrone, Aug. 14).
"He isn't Jose Abreu or Yoenis Cespedes in terms of power, but he has above average major-league power," one official with an interested team told Heyman.
“He was really good,” a GM told Peter Gammons after the July workout (Gammons Daily, Aug. 1). “He showed everything – power, speed, defensive ability. He hasn’t been a big performer in Cuba, but he looks like he could be really interesting. My guess is a 20-HR, 30-steal center fielder, who might be able to play second base. He’s a free swinger, but that can improve.”
According to Heyman, Castillo is expected to sign a $35-$55 million contract and could be ready to play in the big leagues before the end of this season.