We went to Mesa today to watch the Solar Sox. Cubs were leading 10-0 in the fourth inning and we had to leave. There was a dust storm blowing up and I cannot risk any respiratory problems. In the meantime we saw a good bit.
Albert Almora started in CF and was 3-3 with a nice line drive home run on the first pitch. He then lined a double to right field on a perfect hit and run. He led off and looked really good.
Bryant followed Almora in the first inning with an opposite field home run with two on. He had another hit and a walk. He let a ground ball go through his wicket for an error, and as tall as he is, that is a big wicket. At the same time he also handled a couple chances flawlessly and showed a very strong throwing arm.
Soler had one hit, a solid, bases clearing double in the 4th inning. He was the DH for the game and scared me when he fouled a ball off the top of his foot and went down.
I found myself wondering what we would have if Baez was also in the mix, they all look like legitimate prospects. I think that Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson have some real competition. While it was a short sample, the play of the aforementioned prospects certainly is impressive.
We are hoping to catch one more game before we head back home.