Cubs Top Prospect Watch
The CCO’s top prospect watch experienced its first change of the 2016 season as Duane Underwood Jr. returned to action from extended Spring Training. Underwood replaces LHP Justin Steele on the watch.
Here then, is how the top prospects have fared:
- Willson Contreras (C) – .348/.459/.494/.953, seven doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, two stolen bases (Iowa Cubs)
- Ian Happ (2B/OF) – .280/.394/.477/.870, seven doubles, a triple, four home runs, 18 RBI, five stolen bases (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
- Eloy Jimenez (OF) – .295/.327/.419/.746, eight doubles, a triple, a home run, 14 RBI, three stolen bases (South Bend Cubs)
- Eddy Julio Martinez (OF) – .245/.284/.373/.657, four doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI, two stolen bases (South Bend Cubs)
- Billy McKinney (OF) – .191/.308/.213/.521, two doubles, six RBI, a stolen base (Tennessee Smokies)
- Carson Sands (LHP) – 2-0, 20.1 IP, 4.43 ERA, 10 earned runs, 11 strikeouts, 1.377 WHIP (South Bend Cubs)
- Gleyber Torres (SS) – .223/.316/.388/.705, six doubles, a triple, three home runs, 11 RBI, three stolen bases (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
- Duane Underwood Jr. (RHP) – 0-1, 9.0 IP, 4.00 ERA, four earned runs, five strikeouts, 1.333 WHIP (Tennessee Smokies)
- Ryan Williams (RHP) – 4-1, 32.2 IP, 3.86 ERA, 14 earned runs, 21 strikeouts, 1.255 WHIP (Iowa Cubs)
- Mark Zagunis (OF) – .269/.376/.355/.731, five doubles, a home run, nine RBI, a stolen base (Tennessee Smokies)
All statistics are current as of end of play Monday, May 9
Last week, the CCO’s readers overwhelmingly nominated Tennessee infielder Chesny Young as their “wild card” prospect. To find out more about nominating a wild card for next week, see below.
- Chesny Young (INF) – .333/.435/.423/.859, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, 10 RBI, 12 stolen bases (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.