Cubs pitching prospect Dylan Cease dominated in his last start of regular season with 10 strikeouts in five shutout innings, allowed one unearned run in 10 innings over two starts with 18 strikeouts
Dylan Cease finished the regular season with two very strong starts and a Minor League Pitcher of the Week Award.
Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday its players and pitchers of the week for the final time of the 2016 season. Dylan Cease was named the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 29-Sept. 5).
Cease made two starts and gave up three total hits and one unearned run in 10 innings with four walks and 18 strikeouts.
Cease allowed one unearned run on two hits with four walks and eight strikeouts in five innings to Tri-City on Aug. 30. Cease made 84 pitches, 50 for strikes.
On Monday night against Hillsboro, Cease saved his most dominating performance for his last start of the regular season. Cease allowed one hit and no walks in five innings. Cease struck out a career-high 10 batters on just 71 pitches, 52 for strikes.
Dylan Cease made 12 starts for Short-Season Eugene and was 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Cease allowed 14 runs, 11 earned, on 27 hits with 25 walks and 66 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings. Over his last seven starts, Cease was 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Cease gave up four runs, two earned, on eight hits with 13 walks and 42 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.
Dylan Cease will begin next season ranked as the top pitching prospect in the Cubs’ system.
Cubs Minor League Players of the Week – 2016
- OF Bijan Rademacher – Southern League (April 7-17)
- INF Chesny Young – Southern League (April 18-24)
- RHP Paul Blackburn – Southern League (April 18-24)
- 2B Ian Happ – Carolina League (April 18-24)
- 1B Dan Vogelbach – Pacific Coast League (May 9-15)
- INF Jason Vosler – Carolina League (May 9-15)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (May 16-22)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (May 16-22)
- C Ian Rice – Midwest League (May 23-29)
- RHP Jake Buchanan – Pacific Coast League (May 30-June 5)
- 2B/OF Ian Happ – Carolina League (June 13-19)
- SS/2B Andruw Monasterio – Northwest League (June 20-26)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 4-10)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 18-24)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 18-24)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 25-31)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (July 25-31)
- OF Jeffrey Baez – Carolina League (Aug. 1-7)
- RHP Trevor Clifton – Carolina League (Aug. 1-7)
- LHP Rob Zastryzny – Pacific Coast League (Aug. 1-7)
- 3B Wladimir Galindo – Northwest League (Aug. 8-14)
- RHP Oscar De La Cruz – Midwest League (Aug. 8-14)
- OF Lane Adams – Southern League (Aug. 22-28)
- RHP Dylan Cease – Northwest League (Aug. 29-Sept 5)