Top Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez has a number of impressive tools. He’s got great power, a good hit tool, and his defensive ability at shortstop seems to be getting better with every scouting report. But he’s got one thing that you hear about more than any other: crazy, ridiculous bat speed.
For those of you who haven’t seen Baez hit before, thanks to BN’er Jim, we’ve got some video of Baez in the cage at Spring Training this year. And, yes, the bat speed is silly fast:
And, while you’re in a BP mood, how about another video of Brett Jackson showing off his new swing:
And another video of Jorge Soler mashing in the cage: