Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Ben Brown promoted to Triple-A Iowa

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After an incredible start to his 2023 campaign, Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Ben Brown has earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa, putting him on cusp of the big leagues. We felt the call-up wasn't far away, and after posting an absurd 0.45 ERA in 20 innings pitched to go along with 30 punchouts, the promotion was well deserved

Currently the #3 pitching prospect in the Cubs organization, Brown has excelled to a new level this season and has a perfect chance of finding himself moving up a spot or two among the Cub's top 30, where he sits at #6, respectively. Just take a look at this nasty swing-and-miss stuff from a recent start with Double-A Tennessee.

Keep an eye on Brown if he is hot out of the gate in Iowa. Just this week, the Cubs called up Caleb Kilian for a spot start, which did not go as planned once again. With Jameson Taillon sidelined and Kyle Hendricks still working his way back and less-than-ideal showings from guys like Javier Assad and Kilian, there could be an opportunity for Brown to come up and provide some more pitching depth for Chicago.

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Of course, we're not the only one that believes highly in Brown's ability. Greg Zumach of had this to say yesterday regarding potential future of Brown:

The Cubs look to have Brown on a faster track than most but won't put too much pressure on him. As long as he continues to showcase his skills the way he has, it's a no-brainer that he would be in discussions for another promotion sooner rather than later, given the team's greatest area of need is in the bullpen.

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This is just the beginning when it comes to seeing the front office's recent moves pay off at the big league level. Don't forget - Brown is just another pickup Jed Hoyer made last summer at the trade deadline.