Cubs Top Prospect Watch
It’s mid-August and several of the top prospects in the system are looking to finish the regular season healthy and on a positive note.
Oscar De La Cruz tossed five no-hit innings that earned him Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. And the readers posted a rarity for their wild card selection.
Here then, is how the top prospects have fared this season, or since their recent promotions:
- Miguel Amaya (C) – .250/.349/.330/.678, 12 doubles, a home run, 19 walks, 25 strikeouts, 188 at bats, 20 RBI, seven stolen bases (Dominican Summer League Cubs-2)
- Dylan Cease (RHP) – 1-0 in eight starts with a 3.33 ERA, 1.444 WHIP, 23 hits, 10 earned runs, 16 walks, and 33 strikeouts in 27 innings. (Short Season-A Eugene Emeralds)
- Oscar De La Cruz (RHP) – 1-0 in three starts with a 0.61 ERA, 0.546 WHIP, five hits, an earned run, three walks, and 22 strikeouts in 14.2 innings. (Low-A South Bend Cubs)
- Ian Happ (2B/OF) – .264/.310/.390/.700, 11 doubles, four home runs, 12 walks, 43 strikeouts, 182 at bats, 22 RBI, three stolen bases (Double-A Tennessee Smokies)
- Bryan Hudson (LHP) – 3-3 in 10 starts with a 3.60 ERA, 1. 556 WHIP, 37 hits, 18 earned runs, 33 walks, and 26 strikeouts in 45 innings. (Short Season-A Eugene Emeralds)
- Eloy Jimenez (OF) – .336/.378/.531/.908, 37 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 25 walks, 87 strikeouts, 405 at bats, 77 RBI, eight stolen bases (Low-A South Bend Cubs)
- Eddy Julio Martinez (OF) – .261/.339/.393/.733, 21 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 445 walks, 100 strikeouts, 394 at bats, 62 RBI, six stolen bases (Low-A South Bend Cubs)
- Jen-Ho Tseng (RHP) – 5-6 in 18 starts with a 3.77 ERA, 1.445 WHIP, 102 hits, 38 earned runs, 29 walks, and 55 strikeouts in 90.2 innings. (Double-A Tennessee Smokies)
- D.J. Wilson (OF) – .263/.338/.398/.736, 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 17 walks, 39 strikeouts, 171 at bats, 23 RBI, 12 stolen bases (Short Season-A Eugene Emeralds)
- Chesny Young (INF) – .295/.379/.379/.758, 18 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 54 walks, 56 strikeouts, 404 at bats, 28 RBI, 15 stolen bases (Double-A Tennessee Smokies)
All statistics are as of end of play Monday, Aug. 15.
It was a rare command performance, as our readers nominated Tennessee relief pitcher James Farris for the second week in a row. To find out more about nominating a wild card for next week, see below.
- James Farris (RHP) – 0-3 with four saves in 19 appearances with a 2.93 ERA, 1.121 WHIP, 23 hits, nine earned runs, eight walks, and 30 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. (Double-A Tennessee Smokies)
Nominate a Wild Card
The Top Prospect Watch is taking weekly nominations for a “wild card” player to be followed on a one week basis. Cast your votes in the comments section, and the player with the most votes will be part of the Top Prospect Watch next week.