Cubs Minor League Update-Special Late Nite Edition Sponsored by AstroGlide


Brett Jackson is red hot right now ending a HR shy of the cycle but he isn't the only prospect in Iowa on a tear as Josh Vitters hit another HR and added a double to boot. This is one of the best streaks of Vitters career and he has resurrected his prospect status as far as I am concerned. Rizzo also went 2-4. 


Nobody did anything.


Arismedy Alcantara went 2-5 and is now hitting .305 in the FSL. This guy has taken a big step forward this season. Rubi Silva was 3-5 and Ryan Searle struck out 3 in 3 scoreless innings. 


Javier Baez had quite the night crushing a 400 + HR and adding a pair of singles as well. Kevin Goldstein was in attendance and noted that when the Chiefs were up 13-0 Baez decided to swing at a 3-0 pitch and took one to the ribs for it. Goldstein seemed to think this was deserved because it violated the sacred rules of baseball. I will probably have to defer to Bob Brenly since he is the official bookkeeper of the unwritten rules. All that drama aside its great to see Baez swinging the bat as it just adds another prospect to a system that is on the rise. May was a pretty great month for most of our system and on Monday I'll have another update on our top 20.