Jorge Soler Chicago Cubs Prospect OML Autographed Signed Baseball COA
~~Single signed baseball by Chicago Cubs Prospect...Jorge Soler.
This is a beautiful autograph from one of Jorges 1st MiLB games. It's a nice one.
Jorge Soler, former Peoria Chiefs outfielder and one of the Chicago Cubs Top Prospects, signed this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen. He signed this baseball on Monday August 13, 2012. During the 2012 season, Jorge played in 20 games for the Peoria Chiefs and pounded out 27 hits (including 5 doubles and 3 HR's) in 80 at bats for a .338 batting average. Jorge also had 6 walks, drove in 15 runs and scored 14 runs.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Jorge Carlos Soler Castillo (born February 25, 1992 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban baseball outfielder. Soler played for the Cuban national baseball team in international competition. He defected from Cuba in 2011, seeking a career in MLB. After establishing his residency in Haiti, Soler signed a nine-year contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Soler played for the Cuban national baseball team in the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championship, where he had a .304 batting average, .500 on-base percentage, and .522 slugging percentage. His nine walks were the second most in the tournament. Cuba won the bronze medal. Soler also played briefly in the Cuban National Series.
Soler defected from Cuba in 2011 to pursue his career in Major League Baseball (MLB). He established residency in Haiti. Soler was unblocked by the Office of Foreign Assets Control on June 2, 2012, making him a MLB free agent. As a free agent, many teams were involved in bidding on Soler's services. On June 11, 2012, Soler reportedly agreed to a nine-year $30 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had reportedly agreed to a deal with Soler before he was declared a free agent, though Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer denied this.
On April 10, 2013, while playing on the Daytona Cubs of the Single-A Florida State League, Soler was ejected for fighting. Immediately following a bench-clearing incident, Soler allegedly charged the opposing Clearwater Threshers' dugout while brandishing a baseball bat. He is ranked as #34 best prospect by Baseball America.
On July 22nd, 2014, Soler was called up to the Iowa Cubs of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
Soler is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 215 pounds (98 kg). He is described as a power-hitting outfielder who will likely play right field. Jim Callis of Baseball America described Soler as "a 19-year-old athlete with five-tool potential." According to Callis, Soler likely would have been a top-five pick in the 2010 draft had he been eligible. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus did not rank Soler in his list of the top baseball prospects prior to the 2012 season, but said he would have ranked Soler as the 38th or 39th best prospect if he were eligible. Some teams preferred Soler to higher profile Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes. Keith Law of ESPN.com indicated that Soler had the talent of a top-five draft choice in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, had he been eligible to be drafted. It is expected that he will need to play in minor league baseball before he is ready to make his MLB debut. In his first ever spring training at bat with the Cubs' MLB players he hit a long home run.
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