We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Jorge Soler has teased us with his talent for a couple years, punctuated by injuries. And, in the week he played at AA this year in between hamstring injuries, he killed the ball – but he didn’t homer.
So, I’ve pretty much been craving this moment for months and months.
It’s a Jorge Soler AA homer:
That’s just so much fun to watch, even if don’t get the best swing view. If you look closely, the video board in left starts to go wonky as the ball approaches, which I like to think is because it is terrified of what’s about to happen.
Soler went 2-5 on the night, and is hitting .365/.450/.673 on the year in 15 games between rookie ball and AA.
But Soler wasn’t the only top Cubs prospect who went deep last night – Kris Bryant and Javier Baez did it, too. That’d be the second time in three days that those two have homered in the same game.
Here’s Bryant’s bomb:
Ho-hum, that’s typical Bryant fare: nice, easy swing … ball goes 800 feet.
That was Bryant’s 30th(!) home run this season, by the way.
Here Baez’s shot to right:
Just look at how far that thing goes the opposite way. He’s still go his power, baby. Lots and lots of power.