Life might not be all that great this season for a Chicago Cubs fan but things are definitely looking up. Javier Baez busted onto the scene in a big way just a short while ago. Just when we all thought that was amazing, the Cubs brought up outfield prospect Jorge Soler. All Soler has done is to hit three home runs in his first three MLB games. The latest two came in the same game against the historic rival of the Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals.
To be sure this is the latest in a load of good signs for the future of the Cubs franchise. The start of this season was a little disappointing perhaps with the team not keeping Baez and stumbling like usual out of the blocks. Now, however, the Cubs are showing that they can actually beat any other team and can do so with the power surge that has come from their called up prospects.
For years and years it has seemed that the future of the Cubs should be bright. Star after star has been traded away to make the farm system rich yet there have been little MLB-level results. All of that might be changing with the changing of the guard in Chicago. Soler is batting .636 during his early MLB career with three home runs, three runs scored and six RBIs.
Sure things might cool down a little bit, but that doesn’t take away the promise that these young players are showing. Baez, for example, has dropped in the batting average stat but he does have seven homers and 13 RBIs so far. To say the least, the future is now for the Cubs and their long suffering fans.