Daniel Spingola is a left handed hitting outfielder in his second full season as a professional. The Cubs drafted him late in the 2015 draft, and since then he his bat has shown flashes that keeps him perpetually on the edge of the prospect radar despite the fact that he’s already 24 and and playing in High A. For example, through 126 PA his line this year reads .343/.429/.583.
One thing we don’t talk about very often is Spingola’s defense. And then this happened:
I think it is safe to say he’s having a good season.
- Rob Zastryzny: 0.1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 BB
- Juan Paniagua: 2.2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 4 BB
- Zac Rosscup: 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
- John Andreoli: 3 for 4, 2 2B, BB
- Chesny Young: 4 for 5
- Mark Zagunis: 2 for 5, 2B
- Preston Morrison: 6 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K
- Charcer Burks: 2 for 4, BB
- Andrew Ely: 2 for 4, BB
- Cael Brockmeyer: 2 for 3, HR, BB
- Ryan Kellogg: 6.2 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 K
- Bryant Flete: 1 for 4, 2B
- Daniel Spingola: 1 for 4, 2B
- Eloy Jimenez: 2 for 4, HR (enjoy the majesty of his blast here)
- Matt Rose: 1 for 4, 2B
- Tyson Miller: 5 IP, 4 R (2 ER) 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K
- Pedro Silverio: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 K
- Zack Short: 0 for 3, BB, SB
- Isaac Paredes: 3 for 4, 2B
- Darryl Wilson: 1 for 4, SB
- Zastryzny left Iowa’s game in the first with an apparent injury. So far, that’s all we know.
- Shortstop Zack Short is up to ten steals for South Bend.
- And finally, how about a look at the first homer of the season for Eloy Jimenez? There are two things to note in this particular video, I think. First, Jimenez is a very large person. Second, he can hit a baseball a very long way.