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Jorge Soler smashes a home run in his first Major League at-bat

Oh, Cubs fans, you have not been a lucky bunch this past hundred years. You've had runs of such bad luck that Frane Selek, the man who escaped death seven times, would think he was on a hot streak. 

But now all those years of karma building are paying off. Anthony Rizzo has posted his first 30-HR season, Jake Arrieta has broken out with a 2.53 ERA and the Minors are loaded with so much talent that's it's beginning to spill onto the big league roster.

Javier Baez, currently on a 50-HR, 300-K season pace, homered in his first Major League game. On Wednesday night, fellow top prospect Jorge Soler came up and decided to join him. In his first at-bat, he promptly took this 90-mph offering from Mat Latos and deposited it over the center-field wall. 

Soler

There's even more to look forward to with Kris Bryant and his 43 homers between Double-A and Triple-A this year on his way. Not to mention Addison Russell's .563 slugging percentage since coming over from the A's. Those two should look mighty nice in the friendly confines.