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5 Takeaways From Jorge Soler’s Hot Start

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5 Takeaways From Jorge Soler's Strong Start

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The future is now for the Chicago Cubs. With Javier Baez and now Jorge Soler up, Cubs fans are getting a glimpse of what is ahead. Here are five takeaways from Soler's fast start.

5. He is Worth His Contract

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5. He is Worth His Contract

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Before Soler even played a game in the minor leagues, he signed a nine-year, $30 million contract. Since his debut in the minors, he has showed power that has carried over to the majors. Even if he turns out to be an average player, Soler has proven that he was well worth the gamble.

4. He Was Vastly Underrated

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4. He Was Vastly Underrated

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When MLB.com handed out their mid-season top 100 prospect rankings, Soler ranked as the 50th prospect. While he experienced injuries, Soler showed unmatched power in his minor league time by homering 28 times in his first 151 games. Even though the Cubs system is stacked, Soler has shown that he is better than their fifth-best prospect.

3. Cubs Will Play a Role In Central Race

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3. Cubs Will Play a Role In Central Race

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In the past week, Soler has come up with big hits against both the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs have 14 games left against the top three teams in the division to finish the season, and they are much improved. How they play could determine who comes out on top at season's end.

2. His Power is Legitimate

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2. His Power is Legitimate

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In his first 19 at-bats, Soler has seven extra-base hits and three home runs. He was viewed as one of the top minor league sluggers in the game, and he has definitely lived up to those expectations. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have futures in the heart of the Cubs' order, but Soler has shown that he deserves a spot there too.

1. The Cubs' Future is Bright

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1. The Cubs' Future is Bright

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The Cubs have been the laughingstocks of the NL Central for years, but that looks like it will soon change. Soler is another player who is showing that the hype about the team's prospects was real. These players can hit, and Soler is another shining example of the club's bright future.