Chicago Cubs prospect Haydn McGeary still raking in Tennessee

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After recently being promoted to Double-A Tennesse due to putting up great numbers in High-A South Bend, Chicago Cubs prospect Haydn McGeary has continued raking with the Tennessee Smokies after his promotion to Double-A. We knew McGeary was primed for a call-up relatively soon, and since he got to Tennessee, he's already slashing .364/.500/.727 in his small sample of 11 ABs. Still, his season total of .368/.472/.609 in 106 plate appearances strongly indicates that one step up the ladder has proven not to be too challenging.

It took all of 20 games at South Bend for the Cubs organization to say McGeary didn't need to be there, and now in only four games at Tennessee, he's already collected his first three-hit game. Of course, this doesn't quite mean a call-up to Triple-A Iowa is inevitable; he will have to continue mashing for a little while before another promotion. However, it is noteworthy that in 28 more plate appearances, McGeary's slash line tops Pete Crow Armstrong's still very impressive .315/.346/.548.

We've covered in length what McGeary did in his collegiate years before being drafted last year. Playing for a Division II school, he went overlooked in the draft, and the Cubs look to have possibly struck gold so far.

If you're not watching Double-A Tennessee games, your missing out on several of the Cubs' top prospects in the organization. McGeary is another that is quickly becoming a formidable prospect that we all need to keep a closer eye on, and he continues his ascent up the Cubs farm system. If he continues hitting anywhere near the level he is at, there should be no reason he isn't at least in Iowa by the time the 2023 campaign wraps up.

With the Cubs already looking to compete, they need as many team-friendly contracts on the roster as possible that can produce to land the bigger fish in free agency from a financial standpoint. The more prospects that work out, the more funds can be allocated to turning the Cubs roster into a powerhouse. You will be hearing a lot more of McGeary's name soon.

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