The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by 8===~~


Top pitching prospect Seth McClung was outstanding yesterday striking out 6 over 7 scoreless innings. We'll keep an eye on this kid as it seems like he has a bright future. 


Jae Hoon Ha went 2-4 and Trey McNutt worked a scoreless inning out of the pen. Allen Webster (remember him?) struck out 8 of our guys in 6 IP. 


Another. Fucking. Rainout.


Jorge Soler went 3-4 with all three hits being singles. Jeffry Antigua struck out 5 in 5.2 IP. The other week I was asking why a guy with his #'s was getting demoted and Twitter might have provided an answer. One of the guys from Cubs Den (who are way better at this minor league thing than the fucker this blog uses) tweeted that Antigua's velocity has decreased to the 84-87 mph range this season. Hayden Simpson probably gave the poor guy mono.


Gioskar Amaya continues to be my love crush by virtue of his being really really good at sports. Last night he went 3-4 with his 7th HR. The other day KG mentioned that the reason you shouldn't get excited about short season stats is every team has a guy just like the one you like. Well fuck that, you go find 31 other 19 yr old second basemen who have hit like this. This kid is top 100 period. Vogelbach was hitless but worked a pair of walks to keep that OBP up.

AZL Game 1

Shawon Dunston was 2-3 and raised his average to .298. Jeffery Baez (no relation to Javier) was promoted from DSL and went 1-3 with a SB. Baez is speedster who hopefully projects as a leadoff type. 

Game 2

Duane Underwood struck out 3 in 3 IP while allowing zero runs. Justin Marra was 2-2 with a BB hitting in the DH slot.