The Chicago Cubs are set to call up another one of their top prospects Wednesday. Right fielder Jorge Soler is set to make his major league debut Wednesday in Cincinnati when the Cubs take on the Reds.
Soler was pulled from the Iowa Cubs game in Tacoma on Monday night after he belted a a three-run home run, which was his eighth of the season.
Soler is hitting .338 this season with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs across Triple-A, Double-A, and the rookie league. The prized prospect has spent a majority of his time this season in Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, with a short rehabbing stint in the Cubs rookie league affiliate in Mesa, Arizona.
It has been said that Soler is a freakish athlete and he could make an impact in his short time in the major leagues this season. Soler brings five-tool potential with him as his hitting ability and power are very good.
To go along with his skills at the plate, he has a strong arm and is an above average fielder. Soler will likely get the start in right field in tomorrow night's game although it is unknown where he will bat in the lineup.
Along with Soler, the Cubs called up Javier Baez less than a month ago and he has showcased some of his power, hitting five home runs since being called up. Baez is viewed as one of the top prospects in baseball. Chicago also called up 24-year-old outfielder Matt Szczur earlier this week. Szczur was a fifth-round pick of the Cubs back in 2010.
Immediate impact needed
The 22-year-old Soler will look to make an immediate impact with the Cubs, as they are beginning to call up a plethora of their young prospects to give them a taste of the big leagues. The Cubs have some of the top prospects in baseball in their minor league system.
They have called up some of their star prospects already this season, and the trend will likely continue as Chicago is not in any sort of playoff contention again this campaign. Third baseman Kris Bryant is another name that the Cubs may look to call up before the end of the year. Along with Baez, Bryant is also viewed as one of the top prospects in the game.
World Series drought
The Chicago Cubs ball club and its fans are in desperate need of something to cheer and for a team that can be relevant again. Many are aware of the Cubs' World Series drought, but they have the young pieces that have the potential to possibly turn the organization around in the coming years.
With so much young talent, only time will tell if the Cubs will continue to make the right moves going forward and if their young talent ends up living up to the high expectations, the Chicago Cubs may threaten to end their World Series drought in the coming years.