Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/22/13
If you were, hypothetically speaking, a baseball, one of the last things you’d want to see is Jorge Soler in the batter’s box. Just take a look (and listen) at this and this. The first video is from Soler’s first at-bat this spring, while the second video is from last season, his first as a professional. Photo credit: Fox Sports Soler, 21, defected from Cuba in 2011 and signed a nine-year deal with the Cubs last summer, making his professional debut in the Arizona Rookie League. Soler performed well there and then was promoted to A ball, where he also played well. The overall sample size as well as his performances in both stops are too small to dissect and take away any significant meaning from them, but we can be pleased with Soler’s plate discipline (12 walks, 19 strikeouts in 34 games) and his success on the basepaths (12-for-13 stealing bases). At 6’4″, 215 pounds, Soler doesn’t look like someone who’d be that good at those two skills, but the rookie performance says otherwise. ESPN’s
PLAYERS: Jorge Soler
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
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