VIDEO: Kris Bryant's first pro hit -- an RBI double

VIDEO: Kris Bryant's first pro hit -- an RBI double
Kris Bryant (photo by @ericlpauly)

Courtesy of @ericlpauly, here is video of Kris Bryant's first hit (an RBI double) as a professional....

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  • First of many!

  • In reply to SFToby:

    Woohoo!

  • Nice, let's get the non-stop hype machine in high gear. What was a big three with Baez, Almora, and Soler has now become the big FIVE with Olt and Bryant.

  • In reply to Paulson:

    Lots of good hitters in this system right now. Got to figure a few will work out.

  • In reply to Paulson:

    John's gonna have to redo the top 20 again sometime after the end of the month. We're going to (hopefully) have another murderers row in a few years, and one of the most entertaining teams in the game.

  • In reply to SFToby:

    Will definitely re-do it by August. Two additions to top 10 already.

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    In reply to Paulson:

    If Olt's in, Alcantara's got to be in. Big 6?

  • And how 'bout Junior's first MLB homer?! He crushed it.

    Is he still up only til DDJ gets back?

  • In reply to Nondorf:

    That was a monster blast. They're going to have to find a way to keep him in the lineup.

  • Aaaand Lake with his first professional HR!

  • Not to mention two bunt singles for a 3-4 night. Junior's not going back to Des Moines without a fight.

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    In reply to Paulson:

    Though, he also allowed a double to drop, basically, and just got thrown out on a delayed steal.

    Junior Lake is sometimes exciting, sometimes erratic...he'll probably drive us all to drink several times, good and bad......

  • In reply to Zonk:

    On the OF play remember the kind isn't a CF, he is just filling in there. He spent the vast majority of his development on the infield. He is going to make some mistakes in CF.

  • In reply to Zonk:

    Oooooh Zonk, I'll be drinking anyway, I'd rather see mammoth home runs!

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    Doesn't look like the AZL Rookie league draws many fans......

  • In reply to Zonk:

    Literally a handful or two is typical. But that is a good environment to get them up to speed on what the Cubs Way is before setting them out on their first assignment.

  • In reply to Zonk:

    No...I'd be out there everyday if I lived out there.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    You're not the only one!

  • BTW, maybe it was already noted in one of the 338 comments to the Garza trade thread, but I just noticed that CJ Edwards has not given up a homer in 160 innings of pro ball.

  • In reply to Nondorf:

    Amazing stat isn't it?

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    John, I know you don't rank prospects nationally, but might we now have 7 in the top-100 (Baez, Almora, Soler, Bryant, Olt, Edwards, Alcantara) with an 8th (Pierce Johnson) not far behind?

  • In reply to Jason Pellettiere:

    I don't think that's a stretch at all. Hopefully whatever reason they're keeping Pierce from pitching this last week or so isn't anything serious, and he'll be able to keep shoving, and make some lists.

  • In reply to Jason Pellettiere:

    Professor Parks is saying 8 Cubs in top 101 is possible. Wow.

  • Looking at the Boise box score.... Already loving the pitching talent selected this year. Not to mention what Hannemann seems to bring as a table setter and along with Bryant both are well rounded people. Even last years pitchers... Bremer's limited numbers looks to be solid this year with 25k's in 15 IP.

    There was some questions about Zastryzny and his #2 selection. Any word on what type of stuff he brings? And how about Clifton.

  • In reply to Buzz:

    I remember reading that Zastryzny has a fastball that was sitting low 90s, and was actually touching around 95-96 by the end of his year. He's got an above average change up I believe, and literally just started to develop a slider this season, which is already average, but reading an article about him he said that he thinks his slider will be his best pitch. He was on a bad team this year, and was viewed as their #1 guy, and would often pitch deep into games. He seems to have a pretty advanced approach as he and his coach said that he knew he didn't have to strike out everyone he faced, and would pitch to contact often.

    As John has said, he fits ideally with how this FO has approached acquiring pitchers. They want guys that can pitch well, and think that they can teach them the breaking balls as they progress through the system. I'm honestly really really excited about this kid. Not to mention, I'm encouraged about the school he went to for pitching. Mizzou these last few years have pumped out some serious talent.

  • john is it possible that texas called grimm up before they wanted to and the cubs front office think there is more in there ?

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    In reply to seankl:

    Seems likely... Grimm was dominating AA last year before turning in a mediocre performance after his promotion to AAA. Even though he's 24, no way he was ready for a big league rotation spot this year.

  • Damn. Lake with an awesome 4-5 night. I don't know if this kid has what it takes to be an AS, but this is one heck of a start in the majors. I'm thrilled for the kid.

  • In reply to Paulson:

    Lake is looking good so far.

    If he's got significant flaws as a hitter - the pitchers in the bigs will figure it out soon enough - but for now he's looking good.

  • not trying to be a downer on Castro, more of an "upper" on Lake, but doesn't it seem like Lake hits the ball a lot harder than Castro, the smack and the way the ball bounces off his bat is impressive... I love Castro but he is like a singles machine, I feel Lake can be more of a double/hr type hitter

  • In reply to Nik0522:

    Different body types for starters... Starlin not nearly built like Lake. Just the sight of Lake, Soler, Bryant, & Rizzo would be enough to give any pitcher the hersheys.

  • In reply to Nik0522:

    When Lake and Castro were both in Mesa, they were both highly thought of, but Lake was considered the better prospect because of his better power. Then Castro took off while Lake struggled. I would still prefer Castro to Lake, but Lake certainly has better power tools even now.

    If he can hit for any decent average, Cub fans are going to love him.

  • In reply to Nik0522:

    Castro hits the ball pretty hard and he does it more consistently than Lake. Lake is more of power guy but he's going to miss a lot more than he has so far.

  • Pirates' Grilli injured tonight: forearm tightness. I suspect they'll be calling about Gregg tomorrow.

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    First of many, congrats kris

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