Cubs Minor League Daily: More Honors for Happ, Candelario

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Cubs Minor League Daily: More Honors for Happ, Candelario

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jeimer candelario cubsIan Happ had a very good month of June, but I didn’t realize his .422 batting average in that month (split between Myrtle Beach and Tennessee) was the highest of anyone in all of minor league baseball (eighty plate appearances minimum). Toss in his four home runs and five steals and it is easy to see why he was named the second baseman on Baseball America’s All Prospect Team for June.

Joining Happ on the infield for that team is third baseman Jeimer Candelario. His Iowa OPS of 1.052 led to a monthly figure (split between Tennessee and Iowa) of .943. He settled into a slump right after spring training, but once he shook it off he began producing at an impressive rate. As good as his June was, though, I suspect Candelario would tell you his July has been better. That is, after all, when he made his major league debut.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Omaha 4, Iowa 3 in eight innings.
Omaha 7, Iowa 5 in nine innings.
The only thing worse than being swept in a double header is being swept at home when both games go extra innings.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were rained out.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 8, Winston-Salem 3
Myrtle Beach 5, Winston-Salem 3
The Pelicans have bounced back over the .500 mark for the season.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 12, Fort Wayne 2
The reigning Pitcher of the Month turned in another strong performance.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Everett 12, Eugene 1
Not a whole lot went right for the Emeralds’ pitchers.

Rookie: Arizona Cubs

Arizona had the day off.

Other Notes

  • The video crew for the Eugene Emeralds has produced another impressive video. From the same team that brought you the first person look at batting practice via a head mounted camera, here is a time lapse video of Eugene’s ballpark the afternoon and evening of July 3. If you’re paying attention, you can even spot the seventh inning stretch.

Author: Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.