Chicago Cubs Prospects of the Week: Ben Brown and Rafael Morel give a glimpse of the future

It was a great week for some players down on the farm. The pitchers limited the walks and the hitters hit for average and power (for the most part). There's a good mix of star power and depth pieces in this week's list so let's dive right into it!
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Chicago Cubs AA Pitcher of the Week: LHP DJ Herz (22 Years Old)

2 G, 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 8 H, 3 BB, 14 K

This is why you draft college hitters in the first round and high school pitchers in pretty much any other round. DJ Herz was spectacular this week. He allowed one run in the two games that he pitched and struck out 14. At 22 years old Herz is ahead of where Ben Brown was last year at this time and could be a major league contributor by the end of this season if he continues on this trajectory. 

He’s been better this year than pretty much ever before and much like any other young pitcher his biggest issue is the walks. He managed to keep them down this week and saw his results flourish. 

For his career he’s averaging just under six walks per nine innings which is obviously too high to be successful in any meaningful way as he rises through the system. That being said, if he can limit the walks, the stuff will absolutely play and his ability to miss bats makes him an attractive late-inning reliever at the very least.