Cubs Minor League Daily: Infield Prospect Jason Vosler Homered in Three Straight At Bats

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Infield Prospect Jason Vosler Homered in Three Straight At Bats

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

On a night when runs were plentiful across the farm system, it was Tennessee third baseman Jason Vosler who had the best night of them all. Entering the game with one home run and a season slugging percentage of .320, he homered in three straight at bats to lift his SLG nearly two hundred points to a night ending .509.

If Vosler’s name sounds familiar, it might be because you read about him here roughly a month ago. As discussed then, the key question for Vosler in 2017 is his power. If he returns to his 2015 levels of slugging, he is in very good shape. If he stays at his lower 2016 levels, that is not good news.

One game is only one game, but considering his home run total for April 26 matched his home run total for 2016, I’d say he’s moving in the right direction this season.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Iowa had the night off.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 8, Chattanooga 4
Vosler drove in six of the Smokies’ eight runs.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 7, Wilmington 3
The Pelicans did their scoring early, and the pitching took care of the rest.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 14, Lansing 9
The Cubs scored in every inning but two.

Other Notes

  • The World Series celebrations travel to Iowa on Friday. Starting at 6:45 PM CT, the ring ceremony for those Iowa players and staff members so honored will take place on the field. Seats in Iowa are right on top of the field, so if you get there early you should get a pretty nice view of the stacks o’ diamonds as they are being handed out.
  • The wind in South Bend was blowing out to left at an official 17 MPH.
  • If you believe Dylan Cease via Twitter, the homer hit by Kevonte Mitchell was a monster. Cease lists it at 501 feet. And, without any video to contradict that … 501 feet it is!
  • We do have video of the solo homer hit by Jesse Hodges for the Pelicans.


Author: Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.