Monday, June 21, 2010

Topps 100 Cubs

The hoopla with Bowman seems to be dying down, making it easier to pick up some of these. It only took five bucks, delivered, to get these.

Today I've got the Cubs prospects featured in the Topps 100 series. If there are 30 teams and 100 cards, then there should be 3.33 cards per team. The Cubs got five players, which would be above average. And two of the five are already with the Cubs, and doing a decent job.

Let me start with the three still in the minor leagues:

Josh Vitters, Topps #13, was the Cubs first round selection (3rd overall) in 2007. He's been slowly climbing through the Cubs system, going step by step through the Class A teams up through 2009. This season he started with High A Daytona and was promoted to AA Tennessee. He's struggled there, hitting only .236 in over 100 at bats.

Brett Jackson
, Topps #62, was the Cubs first round pick in the 2009 draft and was a non-roster invitee to spring training. He is the Cubs #2 prospect according to Baseball America. He is currently with the Cubs' high A team in Daytona, hitting .290.

D.J. LeMahieu, Topps #72, a second round pick in the 2009 draft, D.J. is listed as a shortstop on the card. But the Cubs seem to be set at short for years to come, so he. has been playing second and third at Daytona this year.

Starlin Castro, Topps #10, broke in with a bang, but has come back to earth. Still, he looks really good for a 20 year old, and I think the Cubs got a good one.

Andrew Cashner, Topps #39, he was called up to the Cubs a couple weeks ago to help shore up the middle and late inning bullpen. So far, so good for Cashner in the bigs. He's pitched in six games, seven innings, and has yet to give up a run.

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