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Watch Jorge Soler's first HR as a Cub

Video filmed by Danny Weryzynski, a Cubs Den reader/contributor.

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  • Wow. It's a long way to Wrigley Field.

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    Fitch Park...oh yeah. Not too many people there! Soler should move quickly, though.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    I think that's Hohokam, no? I haven't spent much time at Fitch, but I recall milling about behind the backstops because there is nowhere to actually sit down the lines.

    Pretty sad looking infield grass. Although it still puts my lawn to shame. Long way from Wrigley indeed.

  • In reply to Ratmoss:

    Yes, you're right. Not sure why I said Fitch. Had minor league complex on the brain.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    Its Hohokam

  • Awesome! Thanks Danny!

  • In reply to Manny:

    He should have more stuff coming in the future.

  • the sound off the bat is impressive

  • In reply to dakota cubs fan:

    Agreed!

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    In reply to dakota cubs fan:

    Bat looks fast too!

  • In reply to Matt McNear:

    He holds the bat up high but he has no trouble whipping that bat through the zone.

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    That's awesome. Great job Danny sharing that with us.

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    Also, great job on the last shot of your hairy leg. Really made the video special.

  • Thanks Danny and John. The sound off the bat was awesome and I must comment that Vogelbach (#22) doesn't look that heavy.

  • In reply to Moonlight:

    It looks like he's slimmed down compared to the pictures we had of him last year at the draft.

  • A thing of beauty

  • Looks like the Cubs got the better player comparing to the dodgers getting Puig. I don't believe Puig has even got in a game yet and he signed first. he also is a year or two older. go Cubs

  • In reply to John57:

    Puig was a different case. He did play at a higher level, but nobody had really scouted him thoroughly. He's more of a mystery but the scouts who have seen him say he doesn't have Soler's potential. Puig was also reportedly overweight and a little out of shape, so that may be why he's not playing either. Soler, as you can see, kept himself in great physical condition.

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    Nice sound off bat.. He squared it.

  • The crack of the ball hitting his bat reminds me of the sound Javier Baez's bat does when he hits a homerun or makes hard contact. Pure Thunder and lightning in those bats. Can't wait to see them in wrigley.

  • In reply to cubsrock1988:

    Those two are just a cut above everyone else right now. Almora may debut tonight.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    I spoke with Almora on Friday, he told me he was going to play tonight.

  • In reply to Jimmy Nordon:

    Awesome. I assume you're going to be there again?

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    Very good chance.

  • Is Soler gonna be a high average guy? Is .290 and 30-35 HR's his potential? Would love to see them all play in AZ. Got 2 b a thrill ride.

  • In reply to cubsrock1988:

    Potentially, yes. I don't think he'll be a low average guy. His swing is sound mechanically and he has fast hands through the zone. I can see him being able to make adjustments as he gains experience.

  • The season ends for these guys on August 28th. I'm just trying to figure out what might be in store for the higher end prospects. Can we expect a call up for any of them to Boise before the season ends? What are their options for fall ball?

    Btw, Vogelbach has 97 AB, and has a walk to strikeout ratio of 12:13.
    Can somebody say disciplined?

  • In reply to elusivekarp:

    Soler will move up if he hits. Cubs have to figure out what to do with Hoilman in Peoria, who seems to have hit a wall there and his defense has been subpar.

  • In reply to elusivekarp:

    Vogelbach also has more RBIs then Games played... doesn't the AZL have a winter league?

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    I didnt even notice my volume was on low and I heard that crack as if it was on high.....impressive, I like the way he loads up on the ball. Mechanics are very sound. He almost looked like he could come up now, on that swing at least. wow

  • You got Daniel V's monster homer?

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