South Bend Cubs excited about young talent on the diamond
South Bend, IN -- Not only are the South Bend Cubs led by a new manager but you’ll also see some new faces in the starting line-up!
A new young batch of Cubs players are dreaming of the big leagues, including Outfielder Cole Roederer.
“It’s been my goal to come here. i’ve looked at the field a million times. i’ve been stalking the twitter page since i’ve been here. putting on this uniform, and sitting in that chair this morning it’s truly a dream come true,” said Roederer.
The 19-year-old is listed as the fifth overall prospect and hit .275 with 5 home runs with the Mesa Cubs.
Shortstop Andy Weber, the Chicago Cubs 30th overall prospect, is also new to South Bend.
The fifth round draft pick batted .291 in Eugene last season.
“My biggest goal for 2019 would be just trying to stay healthy and the other thing is consistent as i can, it’s a very long season. staying focused and keeping the right mindset is the biggest thing for being successful,” said Weber.
And under the leadership of new South Bend skipper and legendary manager Buddy Bailey, these young Cubs will blossom not just on the diamond but in the community.
"You hope every player you have turns into a better person because not all of them will play in the big leagues. but at the same time, hopefully make every player better," said Bailey.