We rarely get video from the low levels of the farm system anymore – eventually, MiLB is going to improve that situation, I’ve heard – so when the duo of 2018 second round outfield picks goes deep in a single game, and we get some video, we have to enjoy that.
Brennen Davis (Round 2, 62 overall, and one of the Cubs’ top four prospects), and Cole Roederer (Round 2 Compensatory, 77 overall, and one of the Cubs’ top seven or so prospects):
Not to be outdone, Cole Roederer ambushes a first pitch fastball for a 2-run homer of his own to give the Cubs their 16th and 17th runs of the game: pic.twitter.com/WBBP2bHQGa
— Michael Ernst (@mj_ernst) July 29, 2019
Ooh baby that Roederer bat flip. And bonus on Davis, he was just activated from the Injured List today. Guess he’s OK.
Incredibly, the South Bend Cubs scored 17 runs in the game today, but those were the only two homers.
Both of those shots were absolutely crushed, which is particularly fun at the low levels in a system largely bereft of power. On the year, in challenging full-season assignments for high school draft picks, Davis is hitting .291/.364/.491, and Roederer is at .216/.312/.360 (which, note, is actually near league-average production – it’s a very pitcher friendly league, and he’s about three years younger than the average pitcher).
Here’s hoping the Cubs make it through the next couple days with these two still in the system.