Bryant, Baez and Schwarber Hit Longballs as Home Run Mania Continued in Cubs System

A day after the top prospects in the Cubs system hit a combined six longballs, the minor leaguers figured out a way to one-up themselves. The young Cubs hit seven home runs Friday night with Rock Shoulders delivering the last one of the night in walk-off fashion, a Grand Slam in the 17th inning that sent the Daytona Cubs home with a win.

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez hit home runs Friday night and went yard in the same game in back-to-back days. Friday was the fourth time this season Bryant and Baez hit home runs in the same game. Jeimer Candelario and Cael Brockmeyer hit dingers for Kane County. Willson Contreras hit his second home run of the season. And Kyle Schwarber smacked his first home run for the D-Cubs.

The Smokies were rained out Friday night.

Kris Bryant leads all of minor league baseball with 33 home runs. Bryant went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Friday night. In 26 games with Iowa, Bryant is batting .344/.417/.760 with seven doubles and 11 home runs for a 1.177 OPS.

In what will end up as his first full season in pro ball, Kris Bryant is hitting .352/.447/.718 in 94 games with 27 doubles, 33 home runs, 84 RBI, 55 walks, 109 strikeouts, 247 total bases and a 1.165 OPS.

 

PrintJavier Baez started at second base Friday night and he extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his second multi-hit game in a row. Baez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. Baez was on base for Bryant’s two-run shot. Baez’s approach at the plate continues to improve. Baez is hitting .286/.311/.738 over his last 10 games with four doubles, five home runs, two walks, 10 strikeouts and a 1.049 OPS.

 

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a home run, two walks, two runs scored and a strikeout on Friday night. In three games with Daytona, Schwarber is 4-for-11 with a home run, four walks and four strikeouts. Schwarber has played in 31 games since he signed with the Cubs. Schwarber is hitting .404/.489/.737 with nine doubles, a triple, nine home runs, 17 walks, 23 strikeouts and a 1.226 OPS.

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