The Children Are The Future- Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Shiner Beer

Iowa

Brett Jackson went 2-5 with a stolen base and somehow DID NOT STRIKE OUT!!! Vitters was 2-4 and Chris Volstad was super shitty on the mound. 

Smokies

Logan Watkins continues to be one of the very few things worth talking about in AA. Yesterday he hit 2-5 with a triple. His average is up to .282. 

Daytona

Matt Szczur hit 3-4 and Ronald Torreyes continues to rebound batting 2-4 and adding his 9th SB of the year. Matt Loosen continues a mini breakout season of sorts pitching 7.1 innings while allowing 1 ER and striking out 6. Loosen raced up the orginizaiton last year starting in Peoria and ending up in AA. Unfortunately for him his AA stint of 11 innings got him sent back to Daytona this season where he has a 3.2 BB/9 to go with a 8.6 K/9. He's an interesting arm in a bleak system but at 23 he really needs to be doing this stuff in AA for anyone to get really excited.

Peoria

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Boise

Trey Martin has really come alive as of late. The 2011 HS draft pick is sporting a gaudy 1.184 OPS in his last 10 games. Last night he went 3-3 with a HR, two walks and his 4th stolen base. AZ Phil raved about this guy's glove and range in CF all spring so if he can get a little offense going as well we might have something here. On the mound James Pugliese threw 5 shutout innings giving up 1 hit and striking out 5. Pugliese now has 26 strikeouts in 32.2 IP. 

AZL

Not a lot left to say about Dan Vogelbach's bat. Last night he hit his 7th HR and added a triple so he could flash his wheels. His OPS now sits at 1.202 and he is 2nd in the league in HR's next to Rangers prospect Joey Gallo. 2012 draft pick Chad Martin earned the save by striking out the side. 

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