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A Yoan Moncada Dinger Sent the Game into Extras, And Then He Walked It Off in the 11th!

Homers, Incredible Plays

As a Chicago Cubs fan, who just watched his favorite team win their first World Series in over 100 years on the backs of many young players, I have a special affinity towards the value of prospects.


After all, we, the fans, earned that World Series through 4-5 years of last place teams, smart drafting, and aggressive trade deadline selling (not to mention 108 years of consecutive, head-bashing, losing seasons).

And because I’m also not one of those Cubs fans who hates that team on the South Side of town, I was happy to see the White Sox finally beginning their rebuild in earnest over the winter. Indeed, the Sox made a really painful trade last offseason, sending Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox for a package headlined by (admittedly top) prospects.

However, last night, the main prospect in that deal, Yoan Moncada, showed fans what that move was all about: the future of the franchise.


Watch as Yoan Moncada sent the game into extra innings with a one-out, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning last night, just before walking it all off in the bottom of the 11th against the mighty Astros:

What an absolute stud.

Since August 4, Moncada has gotten a hit in every single game in which he’s appeared, and is slashing .429/.556/.619 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBI. It may have been painful to part with Chris Sale, Sox fans, but trust me, investing in the future is one rewarding way to build your club.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.