It would appear that the future is now for the Chicago Cubs.
Tuesday, the team called up top prospect Javier Baez from their Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. The infielder was hitting .260 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI under the watchful eye of Manny Ramirez.
“He has the ability, he has the talent,” shortstop Starlin Castro said of the 21-year-old. “I think he can do the same…come here and keep playing, keep doing his job. I think it’ll be good for him.”
Clearly he has the talent and if Spring Training was any indication, he’ll add some power to the middle of the Cubs lineup. But Baez also has…that tattoo.
Yup…that’s the MLB logo tattooed forever on the back of dude’s neck.
Sure, Baez was drafted in 2011, but he got the ink long before the Cubs made him the ninth overall pick and, apparently, it’s some sort of family tradition. You see, his brother, Rolando Agosto (selected by San Diego in the 15th round of the 2002 draft) has the same design. But, unlike his older sibling, this brother is actually making it to the Majors…Agosto fizzled after just 74 games in the Minors.