Wake Up and Enjoy So Much More from Christopher Morel's Debut Homer

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Wake Up and Enjoy So Much More from Christopher Morel’s Debut Homer

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a game like last night. A game where there were not one but two prospect debuts that went so well and brought so much fun.

I don’t mean to keep yada yada’ing over Brandon Hughes’ record-setting debut, and we will definitely get more into that soon. It’s just that Christopher Morel’s first at bat became one of those moments you know you’re going to remember for a long, long time.

Immediately down 0-2, the 22-year-old utility prospect, who is best known for his extremely loud tools, worked his way back to 3-2 and then got extremely loud:

I’m glad nobody told Christopher Morel he wasn’t allowed to swing out of his shoes late in a 6-0 game. Imagine thinking anything other than *exactly* what he did is somehow better or more fun. That was 111.3 mph off the bat, 417 feet out onto Waveland, and one extremely thrilled group of baseball players:

(Romantic about baseball, yes, but also: how can you watch that and not love Willson Contreras?)

How about some reactions from inside the ballpark as the homer happened:

The crowd had gotten so loud when the count got to 3-2 that you could barely hear Miguel Esparza’s lead up to the homer – at which point he definitely got louder than the crowd:

I think he can keep up the 100% barrel rate:

Just so happy for the young man:

And scene:



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.