Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles


For years, Luis Valbuena‘s minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn’t happen.

As a Cub, however, Valbuena has now produced three wins in only slightly more than 500 plate appearances. What else he’s produced is the substance for the footage embedded above — namely, the rare bat flip off an RBI single, in this case against Houston right-hander Bud Norris in the third inning of the Astros’ and Cubs’ Saturday game (box).

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5 Responses to “Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles”

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  1. Bryz says:

    Not only is this bat flip coverage belated, but it appeared as though Valbuena’s decision to execute the bat flip was belated as well.

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  2. Dan says:

    This is excellent. Quite the quality flip.

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  3. JR says:

    Muy Valbuena

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  4. Andy says:

    Great wrist action on the flip. Can’t teach natural talent like that.

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