MINOR LEAGUE LIFE DURING A PANDEMIC

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

As the horrific days of this dreaded COVID-19 lockdown continues to drag on throughout our country and the clouds of uncertainty “loom with gloom” there’s one thing each of us need to seriously consider – we MUST find a way to push forward.

  In the world of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), no one is more affected than the future ballplayers who will one day trot across the manicured grass of a Major League Baseball ballpark.

It’s their hope. It’s their dream.

Think about it: It will affect those ballplayers who aren’t the freshly signed and drafted "rooks" in the first and second tiers in the “Big Show.” For a lot of the younger ballplayers, like third baseman Fabian Pertuz of the Chicago Cubs, the 2020 season was supposed to be a big year for this native Colombian who last season hit .325 in the 2019 Arizona League. Pertuz ranked #30 out of #50 and is a Tier 3 prospect in the organization's Top-50 prospects and draft picks for 2020.

If this hopeful 2020 season was to be a continuation of his first two years, Fabian Pertuz was definitely on his way to rise up in the tier ranks.

In an EXCLUSIVE for Baseball With Brock, I was fortunate enough to have a insightful conversation with Pertuz and asked how he was coping during this pandemic, his daily workou