Just before Spring Training, MLB.com released a list of its top 100 minor league prospects. Seven Cubs, tied for the second most among all major league organizations, were listed by MLB.com, trailing only the Boston Red Sox.
Prior to the season, we profiled each Cubs’ prospect who made MLB.com’s list. Today, as we will continue to do periodically throughout the season, we chart the progress of the Cubs’ top prospects.
Let’s get to work.
RHP Pierce Johnson (ranked 100): Like many of the Cubs’ prospects topping the charts, Johnson has had difficulty staying healthy this season, and his production has regressed when he has been on the field. His start to the season was delayed due to a hamstring injury. He is now on the disabled list with a calf strain. Between the injuries, Johnson made six appearances for the AA Tennessee Smokies, including five starts covering 26.2 innings. He allowed 18 hits and 24 walks while striking out 22. His ERA was 4.39 and WHIP 1.575.
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