javier baez

Cubs Prospect Destroys Windshield

When it comes to hitting, there’s “home run power” and then, simply…”power”.  Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has the latter.  Just ask Cubs fan Grant Smith.

You see, Smith’s car was on the receiving end of an impressive blast by Baez Friday in Mesa.

“I saw it fly and I heard a sound,” infielder Logan Watkins said.

The sound?

“Glass,” Watkins added.


I’m not sure if insurance covers a windshield busted up by a batting practice homer, but at least Baez was nice about it.  The prospect, who connected on a combined 37 homers between Single and Double-A last season, even offered up some helpful advice.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.