This will be a regular Sunday report on this blog...
The Top 4 Prospects
Starlin Castro was 6 for 13 in his first series at AA. That's a .462 average. He also had 2 triples and 2 stolen bases in 2 tries. See ya soon, Starlin.
Andrew Cashner's first start was a little rocky in that he gave up 3 runs in 4.1 innings. However, he had 10 strikeouts which is a nice indicator that his stuff was prety good.
Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson are off to slow starts at Class A Daytona. The Cubs top two slugging prospects have combined to hit .080 with no hrs, no rbi's, and no extra base hits. It's still early, however.
Keep your eye on...
Brandon Guyer, OF. He looked impressive in the spring and his athleticism makes him a nice sleeper. His minor league career has shown promise and inconsistency so far. This year he's off to a nice start at AA with a .455 series.
Help on the way
Nowhere do the Cubs need more help than in the bullpen right now.
Jeff Gray (AAA) has pitched 3 scoreless innings with no walks. He's the odds-on favorite to be the first Cubs call up from the minors (Sorry, Starlin).
David Cales (AA) has pitched 3.2 innings for a 2.45 ERA, and most importantly, he hasn't walked anyone either. Cales still isn't on the 40 man roster, but he has a chance to leapfrog past a few guys and get to the majors this year.