David Bote Crushes an Oppo Shot, Continuing His Torrid Spring (VIDEO)

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David Bote Crushes an Oppo Shot, Continuing His Torrid Spring (VIDEO)

Chicago Cubs

David Bote came into camp looking like a total beefcake – yeah, I said it – but it is never a guarantee that, just because a guy has achieved TANK status that he’s actually going to rock the ball any more or less than he otherwise would have.

To be sure, I can’t claim to know, on the strength of Spring Training, whether Bote is a new man or not, but I did enjoy watching him crush this one the other way:

That was 105.3 mph off the bat, and 379 feet the other way – no cheapy, even in the Spring.

Bote, 25, came into this game already hitting a comical .435/.576/.652 on the Spring, and he’s seeing time all over the infield. With Addison Russell suspended to open the season, Bote was very likely to make the big league club out of the gate regardless of Daniel Descalso’s injury. But with Descalso potentially out, Bote not only will definitely make the club, but he could see a few more starts in April than he otherwise would have.

Of course, if he rakes out of the gate, with his glove, it’ll be hard to sit him regularly in any case.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.