The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by The Sitwell Company

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Remember Seth McClung? Apparently he is pitching for the Iowa Cubs now. And badly.


Jae Hoon Ha has been red hot since his return from crashing into the wall. In his last 10 games Ha is sporting a .290/.476/.452 line. Overall its been another mediocre season but Ha will probably make the show as a 4th or 5th OF due to his strong glove. Justin Bour was 1-4 with a HR and Tony Zych struck out 3 batters in 2 IP. 


Javier Baez broke out last night going 3-4 with a 2B and HR. Ronald Torreyes was 1-4 with a BB. I think Torreyes has hit well enough to earn a trip to AA next year and is probably the 3rd best 2B in our system outside of Watkins & Amaya. 


Tim Saunders was 2-3 with a BB and has just pounded the ball since getting drafted. He has seen time in AZL, Peoria and Daytona and over 133 total AB's has hit .414/.467/.579. I have no idea about his long term prospects but you can't knock the results so far.


Gioskar Amaya was 1-2 with a triple and 3 walks. Amaya now has 11 triples on the year which is crazy. This guy is a top 5 player in our system. I would probably put him 4th right now after Soler. Vogelbach was 1-3 with a pair of walks. His hit was a double off the center field wall. Pierce Johnson made his Boise debut and 5 of the 6 outs he recorded were strikeouts. 


Shawon Dunston went 3-4 with a HR and has been tearing up the AZL over the last few weeks. Harry P and I were talking about him the other day on twitter and the question was if he wasn't a legacy player would we really care about his prospect status. At this point I would say he still has a future but he needs to stay in CF to make it. Anthony Prieto worked 5 IP only allowing 1 hit and striking out 3.