Chicago Cubs: Looking at the team’s heroes in the NLDS

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Oct 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler (68) hits a single during the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Jorge Soler

What can you say except, “Wow?”

In the NLDS, Soler was everything you wanted out of a star player; he played well defensively, he was unstoppable at the plate and he didn’t fold to the pressures of postseason baseball.

He wound up notching four hits in seven at-bats, but he drew an impressive six walks while striking out just one time. That equates to a .571/.769/1.571 triple-slash, which doesn’t even take into account his game-saving defensive play in the Game Four win.

With the game suddenly tied 4-4, Soler came up throwing on an opposite-field single, one-hopping a perfect throw to Miguel Montero at home plate, nailing Tony Cruz for the final out of the inning – keeping the game tied and preventing the Cards from pulling ahead and gaining a full head of steam.

We broke down just how big of a jump this has been in a piece last night that you can check out here: but if you don’t want to delve into it, suffice to say: Jorge Soler has the makings of a superstar and if he breaks out like this and stays healthy next season, this already potent lineup becomes unrivaled in all of Major League Baseball.

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