The Cubs today announced their prospects of the month for May, and although Bryan nailed the position prospect winner, he missed on the pitcher … but only because the Cubs went with a bit of a surprise in a reliever.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 6, 2019
Vimael Machin is another guy who was an organizational, bounce-around-the-farm-as-needed type who is emerging as an actual big league utility prospect. Quite an outcome for a senior signing, and it’ll be interesting to see how soon he gets a chance to head back to AAA.
Brooks didn’t pitch a whole lot in May, as a AA reliever, but when he did, it was absurdly dominant. He was a guy who was included in big league camp this year, so clearly the Cubs see the future upside. I’ve got to assume he’s not long for the AA bullpen, and will soon get a look at Iowa.