Chicago Cubs: Some Triple-A performers to keep an eye on
Over the years, countless Chicago Cubs players have made a stop in Iowa en route to the big leagues – including several names who star on today’s club.
Many talents in the Chicago Cubs organization like Kris Bryant and Javier Baez have come through Des Moines, Iowa where the Iowa Cubs are located. The Iowa Cubs have been Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate since 1981.
I have compiled a list of some of the organization’s best-performing players at the Triple-A level from this past season. This group helped lead the I-Cubs to a postseason berth and gave us a glimpse of what the next generation might look like.
During the 2019 season, the Cubs saw some stars from Chicago like Willson Contreras, who appeared only in three games, but tallied three runs in his seven at-bats. Albert Almora Jr. struggled, hitting .224 with a .327 slugging percentage.
Other big names who played in Triple-A last season include Addison Russell, Carlos Gonzalez, David Bote, Daniel Descalso, Cole Hamels, Craig Kimbrel and Kendall Graveman.