Top Prospect Watch
The start of the third week of the minor league season saw many of the Cubs’ hitters, with the exception of Willson Contreras, with the early season blues. Contreras is batting a robust .429 for the Iowa Cubs. Pitching also seems to be in the same funk, but Carson Sands had a good first start for the South Bend Cubs.
Here then, are how the Top Prospects have fared:
- Willson Contreras (C) – .429/.474/.523/1.017, four doubles, four RBI (Iowa Cubs)
- Ian Happ (2B/OF) – .313/.400/.542/.942, four doubles, a triple, two home runs, 11 RBI, three stolen bases (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
- Eloy Jimenez (OF) – .250/.302/.450/.752, three doubles, a triple, a home run, five RBI, two stolen bases (South Bend Cubs)
- Eddy Julio Martinez (OF) – .200/.220/.300/.520, a double, a home run, four RBI (South Bend Cubs)
- Billy McKinney (OF) – .211/.318/.237/.555, a double, an RBI (Tennessee Smokies)
- Carson Sands (LHP) – 1-0, 10.0 IP, 3.60 ERA, four ER, six K, 1.10 WHIP (South Bend Cubs)
- Justin Steele (LHP) – 0-2, 5.2 IP, 12.71 ERA, eight ER, six K, 3.18 WHIP (South Bend Cubs)
- Gleyber Torres (SS) – .119/.275/.190/.465, three doubles, five RBI (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
- Ryan Williams (RHP) – 0-1, 8 IP, 7.88 ERA, 7 ER, 5 K, 1.88 WHIP (Iowa Cubs)
- Mark Zagunis (OF) – .250/.368/.313/.681, two doubles, two RBI (Tennessee Smokies)
All statistics are as of end of play Monday, April 18
Nominate a Wild Card
Starting today, the Top Prospect Watch will take 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.