Cubs Prospect Notes: Homers, Homers Everywhere - Also Some Great Pitching!

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Cubs Prospect Notes: Homers, Homers Everywhere – Also Some Great Pitching!

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In the run-up to the big league Cubs game last night, I was messing around on Twitter, as I do, and I swear to you, I could not scroll for two minutes without a new Cubs prospect home run popping up. They were everywhere, all within a really small window of time!

Just look! Look at all the dingers (and all these guys are recommended follows if you like minor league content):

Chase Strumpf also homered, but no video on that one. Nelson Velazquez (175 wRC+), Darius Hill (190), and Nelson Maldonado (228) are now putting up ridiculous slash lines at Tennessee. There is funky stuff going on for each (Velazquez’s strikeout rate is still near 40%, Hill’s BABIP is likely lucky .421, and Maldonado’s ISO is an impossibly high .448), but what remains true regardless of the funk at the margins: all three are hitting the absolute crap out of the ball right now, and all three have a case for getting time soon at Iowa.

There were a number of other great stories throughout the farm system, including D.J. Herz’s start at South Bend, which Bryan is getting into soon. But also these:



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.