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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 9: Norge Vera

Dominance is on this tall righty’s horizon


Norge Vera

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
185 pounds
Age: 20
SSS rank among all right-handed starting pitchers in the system: 5
2021 SSS Top Prospect Vote: 9

Norge Vera signed for a $1.5 million bonus during this past January’s international signing period, joining Yoelqui Céspedes to headline the strongest international class in the majors.

is the son of a Cuban pitching legend Norge Luis Vera and acquitted himself rather well in one season (2018-19) for Santiago de Cuba in the Cuban Serie Nacional: 2-3 with a 3.79 ERA in 54 2⁄3 innings, one complete game, one shutout and 37 strikeouts in 11 starts.

Vera is rated by MLB Pipeline as its No. 15 international prospect.

Due to age, acclimation, and perhaps most importantly potential tax on his bonus, Vera is likely to spend this summer pitching for the DSL White Sox. He’s projected to jump right to High-A Winston-Salem once Stateside.