I was lucky enough to run into Brett today at Cubs park and we stood and watched Olt hammer a game winning home run.
Of the big four, Baex, Bryant, Soler and Almora, which one gets to the major leagues first?
I am in the minority but I can see Bryant....unless Old absolutely blocks him. The reason I say it is because he seems to be a bit more advanced from his college days. I realize Baez is playing in AAA and if he his hammering the ball and moves to a position where he will not hurt the team defensively then I could be wrong.
More than one good source has said that Baez can play anywhere in the field and it would not surprise me, with his power, to find him in left field. That is a stretch because he is such a good athlete and you want them up the middle.
What happens if Bryant tears up AA and Baez is doing OK but still making a lot of errors; particularly if they move him around?
I am probably wrong but I think Bryant may surprise some folks.
Soler is good but lost a couple years and is still coming around. Almora could be a sleeper. It will be an interesting first three months of the season. What happens if they all are lights out?
Lots of pressure on management to bring them up; however they will not do so until the timing is right so they have maximum years of control.
PS: Brett is going over to the minor league complex on Thursday, I am really looking forward to seeing his report.