The Big Lubanski (hat tip to The Globe's Rob Macleod) seems like the perfect moniker.
Lubanski turned quite a few heads after he crushed a three-run home run in yesterday's Spring Training Home Opener against the Tigers. Not to get all up in arms after just a couple of at bats, but could Chris Lubanski be the second coming of a superstar?
Obviously, the Kansas City Royals saw that Lubanski had the potential to be a star player, and that's why he was their first pick in the 2003 draft.
Unfortunately for the Royals, he failed to display any signs of promise in their farm system and although he spent six years within the Royals organization, Lubanski never logged any Major League service time.
Interestingly enough, Chris Lubanski was drafted fifth overall in the 2003 MLB draft ahead of fellow Blue Jays Aaron Hill (13th) and Shaun Marcum (80th).
Still relitately young at 24 years old, Chris Lubanski is hoping for a second chance at success with the Toronto Blue Jays.
If his first game with Toronto was any indication of what's to come, the team just might have another heavy-hitting left handed bat to add to their arsenal.