One thing the Cubs system has lacked in recent years has been speed. One man can’t change that all by himself, but 19-year-old outfielder Fernando Kelli is sure going to do his best.
Last summer, a then 18-year-old Kelli stole 58 bases in the Dominican Summer League. Oh, he hit .320 with an on-base percentage of .437 to go with all that speed. He’d only been seen a little bit during spring training of 2017 and no one knew that much about him before that.
I had a lot of questions about Kelli and was extremely interested to get a good look at him coming into this season. He actually got into a couple games with the big league club and held his own down in Mesa. And now that he plays late at night out in Eugene, MiLB.tv viewers can get a pretty good look at what he can and cannot do.
There are a lot of things to like and there are a lot of things that he needs to improve on. Then again, it’s important to remember that he’s still a teenager for another month and is playing one level above most of his peers.
Things He’s Doing Well
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Source:: Cubs Insider