Thursday, September 10, 2009

This Minor League Season is Ovah!: Daytona Cubs

In the interest of hoping they do well in the playoffs I'll skip over the AA Smokies right now. Today we wrap up the season of the High-A Daytona Cubs home of plenty of exciting prospects. This version of the Cubs finished in fifth place in their division with a 30-38 second half record. For the season they went 64-71 which was still good enough for fifth place.

Daytona was the home to many of the Cubs top prospects for large portions of the minor league season. Starlin Castro was their to start the season before moving up, Josh Vitters was promoted to Daytona mid-season, Jay Jackson was demoted for unknown reasons, and Andrew Cashner spent some time here before moving up.

Three of those four prospects were so good in Daytona that they moved up to face better competition, Josh Vitters however found a lot of difficulty in the Florida State League. Vitters .238/.260/.344 line leaves some questions to be asked as we go forward, but I'll get to that when I do individual player pages.

Next season looks to be another very interesting on in Daytona. 2009 first round pick Brett Jackson is probably headed there after he tore up Low-A, fellow pick DJ Lemahieu might join him. Josh Vitters will have to start the season there, but hopefully he starts producing so he can get back on track to the majors. Son of Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenley, Michael Brenley, will most likely play in Daytona next season as well.

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