The next super prospect to get the call to the Majors is going to be Jorge Soler, especially if he continues the tear that he is on. Soler has been banged up for almost the last year and a half, but he has the look of someone that is back to 100%
Last night he had himself a huge game for Iowa, he went 2-for-3 with a double, his fifth Iowa home run, two walks, three RBI’s, and three runs scored. The transition from level to level for Soler has been impressive in that there really hasn’t been one. Seamless is a word that comes to mind, and because of this, I expect that Soler will be up with the big league club in right field on September first, if not sooner.
I’m not going to lie, yesterday was a big day. For years now, we have talked about Javier Baez, reported on him, traveled to see him, provided live updates of his at bats in Tennessee, Iowa, etc. Yesterday we watched with all of you as Baez did something to help the Major League team, on the field. Sure, he’s just one guy, but he signals the next step in this process, and that is something to be truly excited about.
As soon as MLB gets their crap together I will embed.
I don’t know about you, but I could watch Addison Russell hit all day. Russell went deep again yesterday, his 8th home run for the Smokies, and is not showing any signs of slowing down. Russell started slow after the trade from Oakland, but is hitting .364 in his last ten with five home runs. Tasty.
Javier Baez is doing everything the Cubs organization wants him too, and then some. On Sunday, Baez went nuts, he hit two home runs, and walked twice, and has been showing increased patience at the plate of late. That coupled with his second half resurgence has many fans ready (more so than usual) for Baez at Wrigley.
The first home run… a laser.
The second home run.. a towering shot.