Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Kevin Alcantara isn't the only top prospect mashing

The Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates had a much better week this time around and the big names you've come to expect showed out.
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This week saw the affiliate teams of the Chicago Cubs hover right at .500 as they went 12-12 across the four highest levels of the minor leagues. 

Iowa struggled to a 3-4 record for the week and got swept in two separate double-headers, first against the Louisville Bats and then against the Buffalo Bison. They’ll complete their series with the Bison tomorrow and then have a six-game set with the Omaha Storm Chasers who are currently tied with the Cubs and the Toledo Mud Hens for the best record in the Western Division of the International League. 

Tennessee was spectacular this week. They went 4-2 against the Montgomery Biscuits and the Rocket City Trash Pandas. They’ll finish up against Rocket City tomorrow and then open a six-game series with the Biloxi Shuckers. 

South Bend is unfortunately what you get when your top young prospects are moving through the system quickly. The players that, by age, would normally be at High-A find themselves at Double-A or Triple-A, and therefore, South Bend had another week of 2-4 baseball. They technically still have a chance to win the series against the Quad Cities River Bandits, and next week, they’ll start a series with the Lansing Lugnuts. 

This is the first week of the season that Low-A Myrtle Beach had a winning record. This was the first week of the season that the Pelicans kept their opponents in single-digits for runs in every game of the week, even if they only had to play five games (3-2) to do it. They’ll finish their six-game series with the Lynchburg Hillcats tomorrow before starting a series with the Salem Red Sox.