I Think You Need Cubs Prospect Highlights Tonight, So Here Are a Bunch of Them
It wasn’t my intention to poke around for nice Cubs prospect highlights to give you a brighter evening than the Cubs gave you during the day. But they just kept coming across my feed, and it made me smile. I thought you might need them, too.
Oh, and a newsy part: in the first game of a double-header today, not only did the Iowa Cubs win 2-1, but they got 6.0 innings of one-run ball from Kyle Hendricks, allowing just five hits and no walks. He struck out 6 and threw 82 pitches. I think this youngster might be going places. (Like, the big league Cubs’ rotation next time through.
OK, for the prospects …
- I am LOVING seeing James Triantos hit for power:
- Just the fact that Triantos CAN hit it over 400 feet is potentially significant. A James Triantos with sneaky power is a potential stud. It’s a huge, huge differentiator for him if he can get there.
- Brennen Davis isn’t hitting yet at Iowa, but the arm is still very good:
- Miguel Amaya keeps raking:
- So does Haydn McGeary:
- Nick Hull, 23, was the Cubs’ 7th rounder last year, and he has started out the year very solidly at Low-A Myrtle Beach. Coming into tonight, Hull sported a 3.80 ERA and 2.81 FIP over his 23.2 innings, and he followed that by throwing five innings of no-run, no-hit, two-walk ball, with eight strikeouts:
- In Myrtle Beach’s other game today, they also got three hitless innings from 19-year-old newcomer Starlyn Pichardo, who walked two and struck out two:
- Some EXTREME defensive help for Pichardo from Cristian Hernández and Miguel Fabrizio:
- Righty Manny Espinoza, 22, also threw a hitless start tonight, striking out 9(!) over 4.0 innings at South Bend.
- They won that game, and now stand in first place: