Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. It has been a pretty eventful beginning to week for first round picks. Josh Vitters (1st round pick 2007 Draft) is on a streak of historical proportions; he had at least three hits in five straight games and he homered in his last four before Wednesday. The names in this article put our top prospect in some pretty impressive company.
Andrew Cashner (1st round pick from 2008 Draft) got another start for Daytona and Monday and pitched two innings while giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Here is even more former first rounder news: Tyler Colvin (1st round pick from 2006 Draft) returned after a ten day lay off from a concussion he suffered during a collision with Tony Campana. Colvin went 1-for- 4 with three strikeouts in his first game back on Tuesday.
In other news, Brad Snyder fractured his wrist earlier in the week and will be out four to six weeks.
Don’t forget that you can check out my site at YoungCubsWorld.com for daily updates of the big performers. Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:
- Mario Mercedes activated from the DL
- Josh Whitlock was sent to Extended Spring Training
- Jeremy Papelbon placed on DL with a left-shoulder strain; Jake Muyco was called up from Daytona to take his spot.
- Matt Camp placed on DL (he was hit on his ankle by a batted ball from Jake Fox). David Macias called up from Peoria
Peoria Chiefs – Class A
- Winning Pitcher: Marcus Hatley (3-1)
- Offense: Josh Harrison: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 double, 1 RBI; Ryan Flaherty: 2-for-5, 2 R; Josh Vitters: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Kyler Burke: 2-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBI; Nelson Perez: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI; Cliff Andersen: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 double
- Winning Pitcher: Justin Bristow (1-2)
- Offense: Josh Harrison: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI; Ryan Flaherty: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI; Josh Vitters: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI; Kyler Burke: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Michael Brenly: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
Wednesday 5/20 – Chiefs lose as Vitters’ streak comes to an end
- Losing Pitcher: Chris Carpenter (1-3)
- Offense: Josh Harrison: 3-for-3, 1 R, 3 doubles; Ryan Flaherty: 1-for-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI; Junior Lake: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Daytona Cubs – Class High A
- Winning Pitcher: Henry Williamson (3-2)
- Offense: Tony Campana: 2-for-4, 2 BB, 1 SB; Starlin Castro: 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 double, 1 RBI; Ryan Keedy: 1-for-5, 3 RBI; Jovan Rosa: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 double, 1 triple; Nate Samson: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI
- Winning pitcher: Ryan Searle (3-2)
- Offense: Starlin Castro: 2-for-4, 2 R; Ryan Keedy: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB; Jovan Rosa: 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI
Wednesday 5/20 – Game Postponed due to weather
Tennessee Smokies – Class AA
Monday 5/18 – Smokies split a double-header with the Chattanooga Lookouts
- Winning Pitcher: John Gaub (2-0)
- Offense: Darwin Barney: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 RBI; Marquez Smith: 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI; Richie Robnett: 2-for-4, 2 RBI
- Losing Pitcher: Blake Lalli (yes, the positional player) (0-1)
- Offense: Tony Thomas: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI; Darwin Barney: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 double; Marquez Smith: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI; Jonathan Mota: 2-for-3, 1 RBI
- Losing Pitcher: Brian Schlitter (0-2)
- Offense:Tony Thomas: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB; Darwin Barney: 3-for-5, 1 RBI; Brandon Guyer: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 triple
- Winning Pitcher: Casey Lambert (3-2)
- Offense: Blake Lalli: 2-for-3, 1 double, 2 RBI; Tony Thomas: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 double
Iowa Cubs – Class AAA
- Winning Pitcher: J.R. Mathes (6-3)
- Offense: Jake Fox: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI; Brad Snyder: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 triple; Andres Blanco: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI; David Macias: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Winning Pitcher: Jeff Samardzija (1-0)
- Offense: Nate Spears: 2-for-4, 1 R; Jason Dubois: 2-for-4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI; Doug Deeds: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Jake Fox: 2-for-4, 1 R
Wednesday 5/20 – No Game Scheduled