Through five games, Jorge Soler has been…..impressive. From homering, four pitches into his major league career, to upstaging even Javier Baez; “Soler-Power” has taken over the Cubs.
Just when it seemed Cubs fans couldn’t have more to get excited about, Soler hit a double in his first at-bat at Wrigley.
While, this may not seem overly important, it’s only the seventh time in 100 years that a player has hit an extra-base hit in each of his first five games. It’s certainly early in his young career, but this gives a fanbase some much needed hope.
Out of the “big-three” prospects that have been called up this year (Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, and Soler), Soler has had the best showing to date.
With Castro, Baez, Alcantara, Rizzo (who is still nursing a sore back) and Soler, the present doesn’t seem so bad. With Kris Bryant, and maybe Addison Russell next year, we may be looking at a competitive dark horse in the NL Central.