It’s time to vote for the Triple-A All-Star Game. And this season, five of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system and a young reliever deserve to represent the organization and the Iowa Cubs in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Online voting is underway for the Triple-A All-Star Game that takes place on July 13 in Charlotte. Voting runs through June 24. Fans can vote for one player at each position, a designated hitter, two starting pitchers and two relief pitchers. Managers, local media and fan voting determine the rosters of the Pacific Coast League and International League.
Three of the top position player prospects in the Cubs system have played at an All-Star level this season. Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. and Dan Vogelbach are among the leaders in the PCL in several offensive categories.
On the pitching side, Ryan Williams put together one quality outing after another before he had to be placed on the disabled list.
Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. and Dan Vogelbach have performed rather well offensively in the Pacific Coast League.
Contreras is batting .316/.408/.513 after 41 games with 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs for a .921 OPS. And Contreras has been consistent with his approach at the plate. Contreras has 22 walks and 25 strikeouts in 152 at-bats.
Almora Jr. has lived up to his reputation defensively and patrolled center field for the Iowa Cubs like a future gold glover. Almora Jr. is hitting .320/.339/.464 with 11 doubles, three triples and three home runs for a .803 OPS. Almora Jr. is second in the PCL with 58 hits.
Vogelbach has already won a PCL Player of the Week Award and he continues to put up good numbers for the I-Cubs. Vogelbach is batting .309/.428/.503 with eight doubles and seven home runs for a .931 OPS.
On the mound, after a rough Triple-A debut Ryan Williams had a good run before landing on the disabled list. Williams was 4-1 in eight starts with a 3.30 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Williams allowed 18 runs, 16 earned, on 43 hits with 12 walks and 30 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.
The String Bean Slinger, Carl Edwards Jr. owns a 1-0 record after 16 appearances with a 1.96 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Edwards Jr. has 26 strikeouts with nine walks and 11 hits allowed in 18 1/3 innings.
Spencer Patton has appeared in 17 games and in 17 innings he’s given up one run on nine hits with eight walks and 25 strikeouts (0.53 ERA, 1.00 WHIP).
Click here to vote for Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr., Dan Vogelbach, Ryan Williams, Carl Edwards Jr. and Spencer Patton and send the deserving Cubs to the Triple-A All-Star Game.