From BR Bullpen
Yasmani Tomás Bacallao
also listed as Yasmany
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 230 lb.
 Biographical Information
Yasmani Tomás has been an outfielder in the Cuban Serie Nacional.
Tomás hit .297 for the Industriales in 2008-2009 and was 5 for 26 with a triple and a homer in 2009-2010. After not playing for a year, he hit .301/.333/.580 with 16 homers in 69 games in 2011-2012 to establish himself as a power threat at DH. He played for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Tomás defected from Cuba in June of 2014 and established residence in Haiti. On September 11 was unblocked by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, allowing him to petition Major League Baseball to have him declared a free agent and sign with a major league team. In the meantime, he held workouts for interested scouts in the Dominican Republic. After a bidding war involving a number of major league teams, he signed a six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on November 26th for $68.5 million.
 Further Reading
- Jesse Sanchez: "Cuba's next big thing ready to impress scouts: Tomas, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound outfielder, will work out Sunday in the Dominican Republic", mlb.com, September 18, 2014