Cubs Minor League System Looking Bright – Arizona Fall League Set to Open

Posted on 13 October 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs are eagerly anticipating the start of the Arizona Fall League.  Several young players are looking to make statements over the course of the league and GM Jim Hendry and Manager Lou Pinella will certainly be keeping tabs on the progress of certain players.  The next few days we’ll highlight a few of the Cubs top prospects – how they’ve done and what we can expect of them in the near future.

1st up is a pitcher – Andrew Cashner – the Cubs 1st round draft pick in 2008.  Cashner started the 2009 season at Class A Daytona where he made 12 starts and finished with a 1.50 ERA.  In early July, the club moved him up to the Double-A level at Tennessee.  He made another 12 starts there, going 3-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 41 strikeouts.

Cashner will pitch for the Mesa Solar Sox in the AFL and he is expected to make his 1st start on Friday, October 16th.

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