Journeymen of Tomorrow: Minor League Leaders

Once a month, I'm going to take a look at the Cubs leaders at each level in various statistics and how they rank among the larger group. The stats are current through the end of April.

It's awfully early in the season and these shouldn't be taken too seriously. It's far too early to the look at the pitchers so I'm not going to do that until next month.

AVG (all offensive stats use a minimum 50 PA)

Notes: Ian Stewart ranks last in batting average at Iowa among players with 50 or more PA

OBP

  • AAA Iowa Cubs: Brian Bogusevic, .500, 3rd in PCL
  • AA Tennessee Smokies: Torreyes, .451, not qualified
  • A+ Daytona Cubs: Bruno, .437, 2nd in FSL
  • A Kane County Cougars: Shoulders, .457, 7th in ML

Notes: Shoulders is having a fantastic season

SLG

  • AAA Iowa Cubs: Ryan Sweeney, .685, 5th in PCL
  • AA Tennessee Smokies: Rubi Silva, .549, 2nd in SL
  • A+ Daytona Cubs: Javier Baez, .515, 11th in FSL
  • A Kane County Cougars: Shoulders, .642, 2nd in ML

Notes: Ryan Sweeney is doing is MIcah Hoffpauir impression

ISO

  • AAA Iowa Cubs: Sweeney, .329, 8th in PCL
  • AA Tennessee Smokies: Silva, .256, 3rd in SL
  • A+ Daytona Cubs:. Baez by a mile .252, 5th in FSL
  • A Kane County Cougars: Willson Contreras .283, not qualified

Notes: The closest ISO to Baez on the Daytona Cubs is nearly 100 points lower

BB%

Notes: Despite their size, Watkins and DeVoss are among the league's best at getting on base via the walk

Home Runs

  • AAA Iowa Cubs: Sweeney 6, tied for 3rd
  • AA Tennessee Smokies: Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara 4, 3rd in SL
  • A+ Daytona Cubs: Baez 5, tied for 2nd (leader with 9)
  • A Kane County Cougars: Rock Shoulders and Dan Vogelbach 5, tied for 3rd (leaders with 6)

Notes: Baez got off to a slow start, but he's shown power all season

wOBA & wRC+

  • AAA Iowa Cubs: Bogusevic .497 (6th in PCL & 184 (6th)
  • AA Tennessee Smokies: Torreyes .416 & 164, not qualified
  • A+ Daytona Cubs: Bruno .419 & 163, 7th in FSL
  • A Kane County Cougars: Shoulders .492 & 199, 3rd in ML

Notes: Bruno is worth talking about a bit more so that's what I'll do next week

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