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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Pitcher of the Week

Thomas Pannone

LHP (Triple-A Iowa Cubs)

1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1.50 ERA, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K

Pannone is having a tremendous season at Triple-A Iowa. After spending parts of last season in Korea, Triple-A and with the Milwaukee Brewers, Pannone has dominated to start the 2024 season with the Cubs.

This week, he had a great start and his strikeout rate is very close to one per inning at this level with 40 strikeouts over 41 innings pitched on the year. 

The first week of the season, he was named our minor league pitcher of the week and now he’s found his way onto the list again. If he continues to dominate, he may not see his name on the list again later this season because the Major League club may need to call him up to get more important outs.