Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Sometimes baseball is not all about numbers and superstitions. There are times that a team takes a gamble on someone when they have nothing left to lose. Such is the case with the Chicago Cubs new found gem. Junior Lake has the hottest post all-star bat in the league right now and Junior hadn’t even picked up a major league bat prior to the mid-season classic. Junior is batting .545/.565/.864 in the last five games. Out of those 22 at bats Junior has struck out five times, walked once, stolen one base, and was caught stealing twice; needless to say, Lake isn’t baseball divinity quite yet. But there are questions to be posed such as where did Junior come from, has he posted numbers like this in the farm system, are these numbers expected to decrease, and where does Junior`s future sit with the increasingly youthful Cubs team. Junior Lake was born March the 27th 1990 in San Pedro de Macoris which is located in the Dominican Republic. Lake made his debut in the Dominican Summer League ...
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