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The Iowa Cubs Infield Turned One of the Smoothest Double Plays I’ve Ever Seen

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The Triple-A Iowa Cubs have been home to a number of exciting infield prospects in recent years – such as active Major Leaguers Ian Happ, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo, to name a handful – and by the looks of the following play, they’re trying to keep up a recent tradition of excellence.


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Watch as second baseman Jemile Weeks, shortstop Elliot Soto, and first baseman Chesny Young combine on a beautifully-smooth, inning-ending double-play:

Wow. There’s something perfect about that play every step of the way, isn’t there?

First, Weeks made an excellent sliding stop, gloving the ball and flipping it to the shortstop, Soto, without missing a beat. Then, Soto makes an excellent late adjustment to grab the low flip, before making a smooth transfer to his throwing arm. And finally, he makes an accurate – and more importantly, strong – throw to the first baseman, Young, to get the final out of the inning.

Absolutely brilliant and smooth as silk.


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Michael Cerami

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