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Jae-Hoon Ha Making the Futures Game is the Second Most Awesome Part of This Post

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Chicago Cubs prospect Jae-Hoon Ha, an outfielder with the AA Tennessee Smokies, has been named to the World Team for the All-Star Futures Game, which is basically a mega showcase for a variety of prospects throughout the minors. It doesn’t always include the best prospects in the minors, but, if you’re in the game, you’re generally regarded as a solid prospect (at least). Ha is the only member of the Cubs’ organization participating in the game this year.


From Baseball America on the Ha selection:

Ha was a catcher when the Cubs signed him, but he has developed into one of the best defensive outfielders in the system. Ha still has to learn to walk a little more as he doesn’t have enough power to profile as a slugging outfielder.

Ha currently sports a .251/.327/.342 line at AA, which is obviously not great, but, as I said, he is very much still thought of as a quality prospect. Keep in mind, he’s just 21, which is young for AA.

What an interesting discussion we’re having about a Cubs prospect…

But all of that immediately became irrelevant when BN’er Brandon – you may know him in the comments as the AA correspondent who often provides insightful tidbits from Smokies games – pointed out that he was featured in the lead picture for the Ha article.


And he’s wearing his Bleacher Nation shirt.

Awesomest awesome that ever awesomed:

Brandon, you are the man. Photographer Adam Kline, you are the man. Jae-Hoon Ha, you are the man.

And if you’re wondering where you can get your own BN shirt


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.