Setting the tone for what’s sizing up to be one of the most exciting White Sox seasons in recent memory, third baseman Yoan Moncada put his musical skills and Caribbean vibes on display Wednesday in a newly released music video for his debut single, “Desastre Personal.”
The song is a collaboration between the Cuban baseball star and artists El Chacal and Lenier. In the video, Moncada sings in front of a swimming pool and dances with women while rocking a colorful outfit and a necklace referencing his uniform number with the White Sox.
“It started out as a hobby, meaning I always loved to sing at home,” Moncada told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez of his budding musical career. “But one day, I published a song on Instagram singing one of Lenier’s songs, a Cuban singer, and he responded to me! We talked about getting together for a song when I was in Miami, that opened the door for me. That’s how I got my first song.”
Moncada, 25, will try to bounce back with the White Sox this year after a trying 2020 season in which he struggled to get back to full strength after contracting the coronavirus in the summer. Based on the mood he’s bringing into spring training, fans will surely hope he provides even more excitement for fans on the field.