Chicago Cubs: Carlos Sepulveda is catching fire at the perfect time

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Chicago Cubs: Producing on both sides of the ball

Looking at his line in 2019, you would fathom to assume that Sepulveda is having a mediocre season. While that may be true on paper as he carries a .244/.337/.290 line through 96 games, Sepulveda has stepped up his game over the previous three weeks bring him to the forefront of discussion.

Since July 26th, Sepulveda is slashing .302/.327/.434 with a .348 wOBA and 117 wRC+, respectively. Throughout that time, he has a whopping six multi-hit games, to include an impressive performance a couple of days ago in which the young second baseman drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 effort. He also scored two runs himself.

If the bat hasn’t been hot enough for fans, Sepulveda’s glove has also caught fire. Of all minor league second basemen, Sepulveda carries a .994 fielding percentage, which is good enough for second overall in the league. Thus far in 2019 through 685 innings, Sepulveda has committed only two errors. Seeing this stat line should give fans hope that the 22-year-old is holding his own.