Pie in the sky
It seems like the time has finally arrived for Felix Pie.
The Cubs outfield prospect is on his way to Chicago for his first taste of the big leagues. It was how long the 22-year-old center fielder would be up for, or what the call-up means in terms of Alfonso Soriano’s injury, but Pie will make his long-anticipated big league debut tonight against the Padres. He’ll be in center field and hitting lead off. If Soriano lands on the disabled list, it should be Pie who’ll play center field every day for the Cubs.
Pie has been with the Cubs organization since signing at age 16 back in 2001. He’s moved one rung at a time up the organizational ladder and carried a .294 career average, a .353 OBP and .459 SLG into this season. Repeating Triple-A again this year, Pie was off to a very hot start, going 16-for-36 (.444) over his first 11 games and had a 1.127 OPS.