Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Owen Caissie and Cade Horton are on fire

Despite poor performances from a team perspective at the upper levels of the minors this week, the Owen Caissie, Cade Horton and a slew of 2023 draft picks dominated.
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Hitter of the Week

Owen Caissie 

OF (Triple-A Iowa Cubs)

.455/.667/.727 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 6/4 BB/K, 2/2 SB

Pete Crow-Armstrong has been great since getting the call-up to the majors, but there was a large swath of the fanbase that believed Owen Caissie had done more to warrant that opportunity than PCA.

It would have been easy for Caissie to let that perceived slight kill his confidence, but he hasn’t. He’s already been the Cubs minor league player of the week once this season and he’s on the list again with his incredible .299/.443/.464 season slash line.

The most important stat of the week for Caissie, though, isn’t one many people would know to look for. The problem he’s always struggled with has been his strikeout percentage, but this week, he walked more often than he struck out, and on the season, he’s on pace to strike out considerably fewer times than the 164 times he did it last year.

In an ideal world, we won’t see any more injuries in the outfield, but with Caissie waiting on deck to take that opportunity, there are worse things that could happen.