Team Italy infielder Robel Garcia is featured in a special instructional video on how to speak Italian on the Chicago Cubs YouTube channel. The versatile switch-hitter performed well for Team Italy from both sides of the plate in the 2018 Super 6 tournament in the Netherlands. In fact, he hit for the cycle in the 11-1 mercy-rule victory over Belgium on September 19, 2018. Robel Garcia ranked in the Top 4 of the Team Italy offense overall in following categories: first in triples (1), second in home runs (3), slugging percentage (1.313), and sacrifice flies (1), third in batting average (.563), on-base percentage (.579), runs scored (5), hits (9), and total bases (21), and fourth in RBI (7), doubles (1), and walks (2). As a dominant player for the Italian 2018 Serie A1 Champion Fortitudo Bologna squad, he raked in the Italian Baseball Series Championship with a second-best .571 slugging percentage and a third-best .357 batting average.
Chicago Cubs teammate and Team Italy infielder Daniel Descalso is also featured HERE in the latest episode of Bae vs. Ballplayer, which was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2020 Cubs Convention for the Chicago Cubs YouTube channel on January 18, 2020. Forza #Italia!
by Roberto Angotti