2014 Minor League Player of the Year Kris Bryant tore the cover off the baseball in spring training. Bryant belongs with the Chicago Cubs, but a couple weeks with Iowa allows the Cubs an extra year before Bryant's eligible for free agency. Chicago's loss is Iowa's gain.
Bryant and the Cubs started the season in Memphis. The video shows a four run 3rd inning for Iowa. Bryant singles, drives in a run, steals second, and scores. He'd finish the night 1-4, and the 3rd was Iowa's only productive inning.
Redbirds win, 7-4. Iowa's home opener is next Friday at Principal Park. Bryant could still be with Iowa.
Note: Javy Baez missed Thursday night's game to grieve with his family. Baez's 21 year old sister, Joely, died. Joely had spina bifida.
(photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune)