Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:22:38 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SPs Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias will comprise the team's starting rotation to enter the regular season. SP Paul Maholm is competing for a bullpen spot.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto is really the only pitcher in this five that deserves heavy fantasy baseball attention as an ace for your fake staff. The others are all likely just NL-only targets, with DeSclafani and Iglesias possessing intriguing upside.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:40:18 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias is considered the front-runner to claim one of the open rotation sports.
Fantasy Tip: The Cuban defector is a complete wildcard, but the Reds invested $27 million over seven years for Iglesias' services, so they're fond of him. He is likely best left alone in the majority of formats, but he is definitely a name to stash away and monitor. In NL-only or cavernous mixed leagues, a speculative late-round flier isn't out of the question. Additionally, continue to check back for updates and monitor his progress throughout the spring, Iglesias' value is extremely fluid at this point.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:20:43 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias could have a spot in the starting rotation with a solid spring training. Scouts in the Arizona Fall League and Reds manager Bryan Price raved about Iglesias' AFL work last fall.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:06:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Raisel Iglesias got his work visa Saturday, Aug. 9, and arrived in Cincinnati Tuesday, Aug. 12. Iglesias will go to the Reds' spring training facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Reds vice president of scouting, player development and international operations Bill Bavasi said the team will see what kind of shape Iglesias is in before setting a concrete plan.
Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Iglesias in the majors this season, but keeper/dynasty leaguers in deep NL-only formats should begin to scout his progress.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:26:42 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds optioned RP Raisel Iglesias to Triple-A Louisville.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:38:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds P Raisel Iglesias' contract is worth $27 million and has a signing bonus somewhere between $5 million and $6 million.
Fantasy Tip: He's a long-term project they'll work on, so dynasty leaguers should start checking him out. He's a "last spot on a cavernous roster" type in an NL-only.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:45:55 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds are "close" to signing Cuban RP Raciel Iglesias to a deal, according to a source.
Fri, 30 May 2014 01:13:46 -0700
Cuban P prospect Raciel Iglesias will host a showcase for interested teams on Friday, May 30, in Haiti. Many clubs are expected to attend, although sources did not indicate which ones.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:35:28 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks scouts have attended the workouts of Cuban Ps Odrisamer Despaigne and Raciel Iglesias. They are among several teams that have expressed interest in both players.