Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: David Bote's heroics still on display in the minors

The Chicago Cubs have had to dip into their minor league treasure trove early this season but the players that are still at the lower levels played well this week.
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Hitter of the Week

David Bote

3B (Triple-A Iowa Cubs)

.412/.412/.941 2 HR, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R

Every once in a while, David Bote puts together a week that makes you wonder how the Cubs were never able to find a place for him in the lineup or defensively on the diamond and this was definitely one of those weeks.

He had five extra-base hits this week while playing perfectly adequate defense at first base, second base, shortstop, third base and left field. On the year, he’s hitting .326/.404/.609 with nearly as many walks (5) as strikeouts (8). 

When you see a week like this one, the question that comes to mind is: Why does Miles Mastrobuoni continue to get opportunity after opportunity at the Major League level while Bote offers the same level of defensive versatility and is wasting away in Iowa?