Cubs prospect’s clubhouse freestyle makes him an Internet sensation

If pitcher John Williamson’s baseball career doesn’t work out, he might have a backup job in line as a rapper. Williamson, a former Rice Owls star, was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and is now playing Class A ball with the South Bend Cubs in Indiana. One of Williamson’s teammates recorded him dropping a fire freestyle before a game Wednesday.

South Bend pregame freestyle. Go check out my guy @johnny_beisbol #SBCubs #whenithappens #embracetheflow

A video posted by Darnell McDonald (@macdime54) on

The video blew up, but Williamson has been steadily making music when he isn’t playing baseball. (Warning: video contains profanity.)

Earlier this year, Williamson released his debut album, titled "Unreleased."