Javy Baez's son is only a year-and-a-half old, but he already has a sweet left-handed swing reminiscient of Ken Griffey Jr.
Adrian Javier Baez Marquez, the son of the Cubs superstar, is already crushing it off the tee in Baez's latest social media video while his dad looks on wearing one of Joe Maddon's "Level 5" T-shirts:
Adrian has the bat-flip game on point, too.
As the Cubs work on an extension with Baez, maybe they should consider a futures contract for the little guy, too.
Smart on Baez for molding his son's left-handed swing at an early age. Baez throws and hits right-handed, but he often utilizes a left-handed swing in batting practice to even things out physically and he's no slouch from his "weak" side:
Javy just hit back-to-back HRs left handed during BP.— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) April 13, 2019
And these weren't cheap shots. Both blasts went about 10-15 rows up the right-center field bleachers. pic.twitter.com/GsHnAwL3pZ
Baez even took his left-handed swing into a blowout game in Cincinnati last season:
Now we know where Javy got that lefty stroke ... his one-year-old son! pic.twitter.com/QYqnTpJFwt— MLB (@MLB) January 9, 2020
Side note: What a fantastic hitting view. Give the kid props for his focus on the task at hand and not getting sidetracked by the gorgeous landscape serving as the batter's eye.