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Sometimes you just need to forget about baseball instituting new rules, or Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels finalizing a $430 million deal, the largest contract in professional sports history, or that spring training has become big business. Sometimes you just need to forget all that and enjoy a day at the ballpark.
Cole Roederer did that. The Cubs compensatory 2nd round selection (77th overall) in the 2018 draft got the call up to Sloan Park today. The 19-year-old prospect crushed an 8th inning HR in the Cubs 6-4 victory over the Mariners. Cole is a legit prospect as MLB Pipeline explains “Roederer added noticeable strength in 2018 and could become a .300 hitter with 25-homer power if everything comes together for him. He has advanced bat-to-ball skills, a disciplined approach and a quick left-handed swing that produces impressive exit velocities. He’s presently a solid runner with the savvy to steal a few bases.”
I like hearing that Roederer may have potential of one day making it to Wrigley, but that is down the road a bit. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the moment!