There was a time when outfielder Reggie Golden, the Chicago Cubs’ second round pick in 2010, was considered by some to be a top ten prospect in the system. And that time actually wasn’t that long ago – Keith Law had Golden in his top ten just last year. But an unfortunately-timed knee injury cost Golden his 2012 season, and he fell off the radar for most folks.

Well, he’s back in action, and BN’er Eric snapped some video of Golden – who is built like a truck (in a good way) – ripping a single in a minor league Spring game today:

While he was there, Eric (who is the man) also got some video of Dan Vogelbach looking relatively fit and trim, and showing off his swing on a single of his own:

  • Hansman1982

    God just hates the cubs. Almora broke his hamate bone today.

  • Rebuilding

    Almora just tweeted that he broke his hamate bone. Groan! Per the Score

  • db kyle

    Oh man, that one sucks. That’s usually 2-3 months, right? I remember when Sosa lost like six weeks to it (and drove in his 100th RBI of the season on the HBP).

    • Hansman1982

      I think Sandoval lost 6 weeks last year. Has had both of them removed now.

  • Kramden

    Is it just me or does Vogelbach remind anyone else of Greg Luzinski?

    • Spriggs

      Chris Farley

      • Wilbur

        Didn’t know Farley could hit left handed …

    • wvcubsfan

      Moreland also comes to mind.

  • ripitrizzo

    better now than in the middle of a playoff race two years from now. hes super young. he will bounce back no problem

  • ripitrizzo

    he looks like cecil fielders illagitimate love child

  • lou brock

    I played football against Greg Luzinski in high school when he was at Notre Dame of Niles. He was rock solid then about 6’2″ & 240 LBS. Yes I would agree Vogelbach has a very similar body. Greg was a right handed hitter & played a decent 1st base & his power was phenomenal. I saw him hit a baseball at my high school field that easily traveled 475 feet – maybe closer to 500 feet.

    • mark

      I went to ND with Luzinski and I’ll second what you said. Vogelbach is an impressive looking hitter.

      • alex

        Glad to see some dons here!

  • Tremendous Slouch

    If Vogs is fit and trim, someone needs to tell my wife I’m an adonis!

    • gocatsgo2003

      “Relatively” is a very key modifier here.

  • Jp3

    Don’t sell yourself short judge… You’re a

    • bbmoney

      So he’s got that going for him…….which is nice.

  • Coldneck

    Golden looks like a fullback. The definition of stocky. A brick shithouse.

    • Eric

      That was exactly how I described him when I saw him in the cage yesterday. Really hoping hes able to stay healthy now.

      • Coach K

        Eric, I’m leaving for Arizona to watch some games today as soon as I get off work. I will arrive some time tomorrow. Just curious, what are some things to do while I’m there besides going to the games.

    • Blublud

      He reminds me of Marlon Byrd. The guy is just rock solid massive. there is no way that guy is ony 210 lbs.

  • Cerambam

    I don’t understand how people can still compare vog to fielder ( physically). He does like a lot more trim and fit than he ever has, and he looks much more fit than guys like Cecil or prince. It’s the preconceived notions that is forcing these ideas.

    • db kyle

      No, that’s the Cubs fan curve grading him. He still as bad as Fielder, and he’s slower and a worse athlete as well.