Was signed by the Astros to the largest signing bonus of the 2021 International Class on Jan. 15, 2021...a native Cuban, Leon was signed as a 22-year old after establishing residency in the Dominican... signed by Astros scout Charlie Gonzalez... At the time of his signing, Leon was strictly an outfielder and Gonzalez evaluated him as being "an extreme quick-twitch athlete that possesses five-plus baseball tools on the 20-80 scouting scale, including an 80-grade arm with throws between 96 and 100 miles per hour."... Is one of 21 Cuban players in the Astros system, including three on the 40-man roster (Yordan Alvarez, Aledmys Díaz, Yuli Gurriel) and 18 minor leaguers...according to Francys Romero, a writer at MLB.com, the Astros are the first team to have 20-plus Cubans in their player development system dating back to the 1960s... Is an NRI at Major League Spring Training for the second straight season...is signed to a minor league contract for the 2022 season.
Began his 2021 season as an NRI at Spring Training and appeared in nine games with the Astros...began his regular season at Double-A Corpus Christi and got off to a slow start hitting .173 (13x75) in his first 20 games...recovered to hit .290 (20x69) with four homers and a .917 OPS in June...promoted to Triple-A Sugar Land on June 19...after just five games with the Skeeters, was sidelined with a fractured left pinky finger, injured on a slide...returned to game action in September with the GCL Astros and the Skeeters...after the season, played in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .257 (18x70) with a homer, nine RBI and a .381 OBP in 20 games for Glendale.
Was signed by the Astros as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 15, 2021...signed by Astros scout Charlie Gonzalez.
Played in 33 games with Mayabeque in Cuba's Serie Nacional during the 2018-19 season, batting .383 (49x128) with seven doubles, 15 homers, 36 RBI and a 1.256 OPS (.467 OBP/.789 SLG)...was named to the All-Star team.