Cubs Prospect Baez Has 4 Home Run Day
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(CBS) Yes, the Cubs lost to the Reds 6-2 at Wrigley Field last night.
But that small fact isn’t even close to the biggest story in the Cubs organization from Monday.
While the Cubs were falling even further into irrelevance, top prospect Javier Baez was busy hitting four home runs for Single-A Dayton in a game against Fort Myers.
This feat marked just the second four-homer game in Florida State League history.
“Obviously it’s a special night for anybody at any level to hit four home runs,” manager Dale Sveum said. “That’s what we’re hoping for when he gets developed and ready to go here, those kind of days and power that changes games around with one swing.”
Even after Baez’s monster night, Sveum said he and outfielder Albert Almora were still years away from making their Major League debut.