Cubs prospects INF/OF Chesny Young, C Victor Caratini, RHP Preston Morrison, SS Isaac Paredes, 1B/DH Gustavo Polanco, LHP Eugenio Palma named Postseason All-Stars
And three of the youngest players in the organization, SS Isaac Paredes, 1B/DH Gustavo Polanco, LHP Eugenio Palma, were named to the Postseason All-Star team in the Arizona Rookie League.
Chesny Young, 23, pushed for his second straight league batting title in his first season with Double-A Tennessee. Young is currently three points behind Zach Granite (.301) for the top spot in the Southern League.
Young is hitting .298/.374/.383 with 24 doubles, two triples and four home runs for a .757 OPS in 121 games. Young has seven less walks (57) than strikeouts (64) in 470 at-bats. Young has played all over the field again this season spending time at second base (58 games), third base (35), shortstop (16), first base (1) and left field (6).
Victor Caratini, 23, has put together a good season offensively and defensively. Caratini is generally considered the best defensive catcher in the system. The switch-hitter is batting .294/.378/.409 with 24 doubles, two triples and six home runs for a .787 OPS in 112 games. Caratini has 52 walks with 77 strikeouts in 401 at bats.
Preston Morrison, 23, started the season with Low-A South Bend. In 17 games, 16 starts, Morrison was 9-4 with a 2.24 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Morrison allowed 34 runs, 23 earned, on 85 hits with 23 walks and 85 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings.
Morrison earned the promotion to High-A Myrtle Beach and was bumped up a level on July 25.
In six starts for the Pelicans, Morrison is 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. Morrison has allowed eight runs, seven earned, on 27 hits with 10 walks and 37 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings in the Carolina League. For the season, Morrison is 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 23 games, 22 starts, for Low-A South Bend and High-A Myrtle Beach. Morrison has given up 42 runs, 30 earned, on 112 hits with 33 walks and 122 strikeouts in 128 innings.
Isaac Parades, 17, hit .305/.359/.443 with 14 doubles, three triples and one home run for a .802 OPS in 47 games this season. Parades walked 13 times with 20 strikeouts in 167 at bats.
Gustavo Polanco, 19, batted .322/.351/.390 with seven doubles, a triple and a home run for a .741 OOPS in 46 games. Polanco had five walks and 21 strikeouts in 177 at bats.
Eugenio Palma, 19, pitched well in Arizona during his first season in the United States. The lefty appeared in 14 games and made two starts and was 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Palma surrendered 16 runs, nine earned, on 40 hits with eight walks and 37 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings.