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Josh Vitters Off to Good Start in AFL…

Posted on 22 October 2009 by Lou

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Cubs fans can’t wait to get a look at Josh Vitters at Wrigley Field in the near future.  The 20-year old had a 2-run double in his 1st AFL game – a 5-4 win for the Mesa Solar Sox over the Scottsdale Scorpions.  After going 5-8 in his 1st 2 games, he came back down to earth in his 2 next games, going hitless in 7 at-bats.  Coming of a solid 2009 in which he hit .284 with 18 home runs and 68 RBI’s in work at both Class-A Peoria and Double-A Tennessee, Vitters is looking forward to continuing his season this fall.  “I don’t think the talent level is much different at all from the regular season… I just need to get used to facing pitchers I’ve never faced before… The Competition is definitely better [facing Double-A and Triple-A level players] but I’m trying to keep my game plan.”

Going into the 2007 draft, scouts dubbed Vitters the “Most Polished Hitter”, so it isn’t surprising to see Vitters succeeding so early in his minor league career.  An added bonus is that he is fielding well too – he has yet to commit an error thus far this fall.

The future sure looks bright for Vitters and the Cubs.  GM Jim Hendry would probably love to see Vitters make an impact at the Friendly Confines in the next few years…

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Josh Vitters – Cubs Top Prospect – to Play in AFL

Posted on 14 October 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs top prospect 3rd baseman Josh Vitters is slated to play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League which starts this week.  Because of a hand injury, Vitters played on 70 games for Class A Peoria and Class Double A Daytona in 2009.  Vitters had a combined batting average of .316 during the season.  Vitters was the Cubs top draft pick in the 2007 MLB Draft and he remains the top prospect in the Cubs minor league system.  Vitters also remains on the radar screen of general managers all across baseball, so GM Jim Hendry and Manager Lou Pinella are in the mood to make a blockbuster trade this off-season, rumors will certainly swirl about Vitters being included in the deal.

When you purchase Cubs tickets at Wrigley Field for future Chicago Cubs MLB games, you could end up seeing Vitters or one of the Cubs other top prospects at the Friendly Confines…

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