It is time for the first installment of our Chicago Cubs minor league All-Star team. Today, we reveal the pitchers, two starters and two relievers, who made our squad. In subsequent installments, we will give All-Star bids to two or more positions until we have fielded a full squad. So let’s get to work revealing our award-winning pitchers.
Pierce Johnson: Right-hander Johnson, a compensatory first-round selection in the 2012 draft, had a stellar 2013. He split the campaign between A Kane County and Advanced A Daytona, where he helped lead the latter club to a 75-51 regular season record and postseason berth, where it has advanced to the Florida State League Championship series against Charlotte after dispatching Dunedin 2-0 in the first round. Johnson’s arsenal includes a 91-96 MPH fastball, cutter, power curve and improving changeup. He is exceptional at pitching with runners on base.
In thirteen starts for Kane County, Johnson, 22, pitched 69.2 inn...