Christopher Morel has already endeared himself to the Cubs, both with how he’s performed on the field and how he acts off of it.

At just 22 years old, it’s possible he isn’t up in big leagues for that much longer. But knowing the path he had to take to get here, as Keegan Thompson said, “He’s a hard guy not to root for.”

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera