Zagunis homers in his first two at-bats for Pelicans
Cubs No. 15 prospect records his first multi-homer game in 4-for-4 night
Sometimes, sluggers struggle to find their power. And sometimes, hitters who aren't known for their power put on a home run derby.
Cubs No. 15 prospect Mark Zagunis fell into the latter category on Friday night. The Class A Myrtle Beach outfielder swatted homers in his first two plate appearances -- just the fourth and fifth dingers of his two-year career -- and finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Zagunis has one of the hottest bats in baseball. He is 9-for-12 with two dingers and seven RBIs over the past three games. His latest performance powered the Pelicans to a 7-4 win over Lynchburg and the 22-year-old is now hitting .324, his highest average since May 22.
Defensively, he switched from catcher to the outfield full-time this season and has only made two errors in 61 games. The Cubs picked Zagunis out of Virginia Tech in the third round of the 2014 Draft, two rounds after the team selected Kyle Schwarber in the first round.