For quite some time, folks have thought about superstar Cuban prospect Jorge Soler as a kind of legend. We knew how impressive and rare he was supposed to be, but few had actually seen him. Indeed, just one grainy picture floated around the ‘Net as though Soler was a mere urban myth.
Jorge Soler was Bigfoot.
Well, no more. Thanks to a crack team of scientists, searching deep into the most frightening corners of the Dominican Republic (or YouTube), we can finally confirm that, yes, Jorge Soler is real. And we’ve got the pictures to prove it.
At first, there were reasonable questions. Is that really Jorge Soler? It’s fuzzy, and hard to confirm:
He appears to have been given some kind of name badge, which strongly suggests that this is Jorge Soler. Or at least a relative:
Folks sometimes swarmed to grab Soler, knowing that he would be immensely valuable on the right contract:
Sometimes Soler was hard to get on camera, as he sped around the corner:
And, sometimes, he walked right up in front of everyone. Almost like he wanted to be found:
Yeah, I’d say it’s safe to say Jorge Soler is a legend no more. He exists:
All joking aside, at least now the ‘Net can have some more pictures to use in stories about Soler. And you can see the videos from which those pictures emanate, found by intrepid BN’ers JulioZuleta (not that Julio Zuleta) and Kyle (yes that Kyle). Flashes of Soler are brief, and some of the videos are from a little while ago, but the kid does look huge and impressive.
Here, you can see him at about 0:52:
Here, you can see him at about 1:16:
And here, you can see him peppered throughout the celebration: