If you’ve followed our various prospect commentary lately, the selections for pitcher and player of the month in the Cubs’ farm system for April probably won’t be a surprise.
These two have been KILLING it:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 6, 2019
We profiled Miller quite a bit more here, and the most remarkable thing is that he won this award on the strength of the four starts that came *BEFORE* he went six perfect innings to open this month. So he’s already got a leg up on the honor in May, too!
As for Garcia, he remains the most fascinating story in the farm system, having left affiliated ball five years ago, re-established himself IN ITALY, and then signing as a free agent over the offseason. He was injured to open the season, managed only half a month’s worth of games in April, and still led the farm system and the league in all kinds of categories. The 26-year-old infielder is raking at the dish right now – so much so, and in all the right ways, that he’s simply going to have to get challenged at AAA at some point this year. We won’t have any clue what the Cubs have in him until he starts facing some pitchers who can exploit holes (if he has any … ), and force him to struggle and adjust.