3 way too early reactions from the Cubs Spring Training opener

Chicago Cubs put on a show in game one of Cactus League play.

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We saw a great mix of big league and prospect talent with Chicago Cubs Spring Training officially underway in Mesa, AZ. The Cubs were dominant on both offense and defense, offering several key takeaways and early observations. Between the offensive outburst in the first inning and the bullpen coming in to shut it down with 7.1 scoreless frames, let's look at three way too-early reactions from game one of Spring Training.

3 too early reactions - 3. Christopher morel still electric as ever

Christopher Morel took no time to burst out of the gate with an explosive performance. Locked in during his first AB, Morel displayed improved discipline at the plate by building a 3-0 count. On the next pitch, he swiftly deposited a souvenir over the left field fence for the first team home run of the spring.

Over the winter, the biggest question surrounding Morel was where the team could plug him in defensively. After manager Craig Counsell stated he would be getting an extended look at third base; it was encouraging to see him make both putout attempts at the hot corner look easy.

In an interview during the game, Counsell stated the team doesn't need to make a season-long decision by the end of spring, leaving the ball in Morel's court to do the best he can with the opportunity given. With elite pop in his bat, Morel sticking at third is the most efficient way to get him into the everyday lineup.