Harry Brook, the England sensation, has joined the St Louis Cardinals as Major League Baseball ambassador. The 19-year-old Yorkshireman is the first Englishman to be signed to a Major League Baseball team.
Brook, who is a member of the England Under-19s squad, has been playing baseball since he was nine years old. He has represented England in the European Championships and the World Cup.
Brook is a highly-rated prospect and has been described as a “five-tool player”, meaning he has the ability to hit for power, run the bases, field, throw and hit for average.
The Cardinals are excited to have Brook on board and believe he can help them reach new heights. “Harry is a great addition to our organization,” said Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak. “He has a great work ethic and a passion for the game that will be a great asset to our team.”
Brook is looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Major Leagues. “I’m really excited to be joining the Cardinals,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to learn from some of the best players in the world and to be part of a great organization.”
Brook is the latest in a long line of English players to make the jump to the Major Leagues. He joins the likes of former England internationals such as Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff and Ben Stokes, who have all gone on to have successful careers in the US.
Brook is hoping to follow in their footsteps and make a name for himself in the Major Leagues. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Major Leagues and I’m determined to make the most of this opportunity,” he said.
The Cardinals are confident that Brook will be a success in the Major Leagues and are looking forward to seeing him in action. “We’re excited to have Harry on board and we’re confident he will be a great ambassador for the game of baseball,” said Mozeliak.