Brooks Lee had the purest reaction after hitting the first home run of his MLB career

Somehow Brooks Lee managed to make an already awesome moment even better.
Minnesota Twins star prospect Brooks Lee hit the first home run of his career on Saturday afternoon, and his reaction so perfect.
Minnesota Twins star prospect Brooks Lee hit the first home run of his career on Saturday afternoon, and his reaction so perfect. / David Berding/GettyImages

It's only been a few days but Brooks Lee is already leaving his mark on the Minnesota Twins.

His ascension through the farm system was unprecedented for a top Twins prospect, as he reached the MLB roster just two years after being drafted. So far Lee has lived up to the hype, though, reaching base in each of his first four games while already racking up six RBI.

The fifth and sixth RBI in that total might be the most special, though.

In the bottom of the third inning, right after Cory Provus wondered if Lee could reach base in a fourth straight game, the rookie launched the first home run of his pro career. The blast helped extend Minnesota's lead over the Houston Astros, but it was a moment that will be forzen in time for everyone who was watching.

Brooks Lee hit his first career MLB home run and was all smiles rounding the bases

After he absolutely cooked a Hunter Brown pitch into the right field bleachers, Lee couldn't help but smile while rounding the bases for the first time in his MLB career.

It was a special moment in its own right, but the joy on Lee's face as he soaked it all in made things even better.

It's almost impossible to overstate just how much Lee is living up to some pretty insane hype in such a short amount of time. His career is going to be long, so the sample size is very much skewed by being a prisoner of the moment but it's hard not to be.

Lee has played in just four major league games and is already 8-for-12 with six RBI and a home run.

  • Game 1: 2-for-4, RBI
  • Game 2: 2-for-2, RBI, BB
  • Game 3: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 2B
  • Game 4: 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI

That's an absolutely insane way to start a career in the pros, but anyone who has watched Lee mash pitching in Triple-A shouldn't be surprised.

If anything, Lee's continued ascend -- which didn't even seem possible -- is timed up with a second wave youth movement that is cleansing Minnesota's lineup. While Lee settles in at a wild pace, Jose Miranda is on a historic heater at the plate. He's reached base in 12 straight at-bats, setting a new franchise record while also becoming one of the hottest hitters in baseball.

The season still has a ton of runway left, and we're not yet to the All-Star Break, but watching the Twins hasn't been this fun at this time of year in quite some time.

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