Chicago Cubs: Delvin Zinn is progressing nicely in South Bend

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Finding his groove

In 2018, Zinn earned a promotion from Rookie-level to Class-A South Bend. After a strong showing the year before, it was apparent Zinn was ready for the next level and he sure showed the club why it was the right call in giving him the promotion.

Following mediocre back-to-back seasons at Rookie-level, Zinn erupted last year at South Bend. He played in 59 games, slashing .286/.335/.323 with a home run, 21 RBI, and three stolen bases in 239 plate appearances. The most significant change for Zinn’s success was his much-improved strikeout rate, as it was down to just 15.5%.

This season has been even better for Zinn, and it has been fun to follow his progression as he continues to improve. Across the small 15-game sample size, Zinn has seen 52 plate appearances and has turned that opportunity into an impressive .333/.385/.458 slash line with a .394 wOBA and 143 wRC+. He also has swiped five bags, which is already a career high.