Jorge Soler named Cubs Minor League Player of the Month; Could be next to follow Baez

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The summer of 2012 was the summer three high profiled Cuban players made their way to the Major Leagues, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes, and Jorge Soler. Puig took the league by storm in his rookie season and has developed into an All-Star calibar player while playing for the Dodgers. Cespedes,  perhaps the most heralded of three,  has shown nice power since coming in the league while playing for the A’s.

Finally healthy after fracturing his tibia last year and a hamstring injury to start the season this, Jorge Soler has finally showed why the Cubs gave him a nine year deal worth $30 million. He hit a robust .406 with a 1.391 OPS in July, splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A and awarded Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for July over Baez, over Bryant.

Service time is not an issue for Soler like it is Kris Bryant since he signed a free agent contract. Therfore, if he continues to hit, expect to see him no latter than September.