Now Alexander Canario Just Homered Again, Tying Matt Mervis for the Organization Lead!

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Now Alexander Canario Just Homered Again, Tying Matt Mervis for the Organization Lead!

Chicago Cubs

This is truly bonkers and fun stuff. A home run race in the Cubs farm system.

Recently, Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Alexander Canario, who flew up the system from High-A to Triple-A this year, hit a few homers at Iowa to keep pace with his teammate, Matt Mervis, who also flew up the system from High-A to Triple-A this year. The two have been battling for the organizational lead in homers for a while, but shortly after Canario hit the tying shot, Mervis homered to re-take the lead … and the Canario matched him again. Then, Mervis went out and homered again last night to re-take the lead, 36-35.

Canario REFUSED to let the lead last long, homering some 16 hours later:

That is a BOMB, especially the opposite way (hey, that ties to this morning’s Bullets!). Like Mervis, Canario has crazy power. Pro-ssibly more than Mervis, even.

Bonus side view:

There is the rest of today’s game still to go, and then two more games this week. Who finishes with the most homers in the Cubs’ system? And can either of them really go off from here and pass Moises Gomez for the minor league lead (38)?

Fun thought from Bryan here:



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.