Jacob Hannemann, Hayden Nielsen, Adam Law

BYU’s Jacob Hannemann, Hayden Nielsen, and Adam Law celebrate after scoring on a double by Jaycob Brugman in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 6-0 during the NCAA college baseball game between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University at Larry H. Miller Field in Provo on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. SPENSER HEAPS/Daily Herald

Professional baseball players have a lot of distractions when they are on the field. But for former BYU Cougar Jacob Hannemann, the distraction in center field was worth it.

On Wednesday, Hannemann, a prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization, saw his son on the berm behind the center field wall and decided to throw him a ball after warming up for the inning.

The reaction was adorable, and caught on video, which Hannemann posted to his Instagram account.

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This is what it’s all about! Love Jaxi boy.

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Hannemann was drafted by the Cubs in 2013, and has played the majority of his professional career in their organization. He made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2017 after being released by the Cubs. He then signed with Chicago again before the 2018 season, where he spent the year at Triple-A Iowa.

This spring Hannemann is 2-for-17 with five walks and an RBI in 10 games. 

But despite his struggles at the plate this spring, his throw on Wednesday may have been the play of spring training.

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