Brailyn Marquez Dominated Again, and BA Just Named Him Cubs Minor League Player of the Year

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Brailyn Marquez Dominated Again, and BA Just Named Him Cubs Minor League Player of the Year

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As we note that one Cubs pitching prospect did something no other has done in 13 years, we also note that the Cubs might have their best pitching prospect in that long, and it’s not the same guy.

Lefty Brailyn Marquez just keeps on ripping apart High-A, hitting 101 mph on the gun and doing this:

And, with incredible stuff and a dominating run, Baseball America has already named Marquez the Cubs’ minor league player of the year:

Once things clicked for Marquez a couple months ago after he found his footing at South Bend, he’s just been on a run where hitters at A-ball and High-A simply cannot do anything with him. In his last six starts, he’s allowed TWO earned runs. That’s it. He’s also walked just 8 and allowed 13 hits in 32.1 innings … while striking out 45.

You want to see the Cubs finally develop an “ace”-caliber pitching prospect? This is the guy. Marquez is unquestionably now on that potential trajectory, and if he’s not a consensus top 75 prospect in the game over the winter, I’ll chuckle about it come next year.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.