You heard all about the Matt Garza trade. So let’s look at who the Chicago Cubs today acquired.
You know all about Garza, and he’s gone now, so let’s move on. The Chicago Cubs put more prospects in the pipeline today. They are: infielder Mike Olt, right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm, right-handed pitcher C.J. Edwards and two players to be named from the Texas Rangers.
Olt was Texas Rangers Minor League Player of the Year last year, hitting .288, 28 home runs and 82 RBI in 95 games for Double-A Frisco prior to his major league debut with Texas last August. Olt was named a Texas League mid-season and post-season All-Star, and led the league in home runs and OPS (.977) despite missing the final month of the season due to promotion.
He played on the United States squad at the 2012 MLB Futures Game in Kansas City, and entered this season tabbed as the Rangers second-best prospect by Baseball America.
He kind of sucked at the MLB level though; at least thus far. Olt hit .152 with a double ...