Ian Happ has no weak side.
The Chicago Cubs‘ No.1 prospect lived up to his billing Saturday in the Arizona Fall League championship game, opening his account with a two-run shot to right field in the third while batting left-handed.
Happ switched it up in the seventh when he uncorked another shot to right field, this time from the right side of the plate, giving the Mesa Solar Sox a definitive 6-1 lead over the Surprise Saguaros.
“First time in my whole life I’ve done that from both sides,” Happ said postgame, according to MLB.com’s Mike Rosenbaum. “I’m normally hacking when I hit from the left side and then go righty, but that was awesome.”
The second baseman was selected ninth overall by the Cubs in the 2015 draft. He’s currently ranked the 21st-best prospect in MLB, according to MLB Pipeline.
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