Chicago Cubs Prospects of the Week for 5/29-6/4

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Hitter of the week: 3B James Triantos (20 Years Old)

.389/.500/.625 4/1 BB/K, 1 2B, 4 R, 6 RBI

Triantos is back on this list for the second time in the last three weeks and it’s for the same reason that Nick Madrigal was the AAA batter of the month: he’s too good for this level of competition. 

Chase Strumpf got the call up to Iowa and Scott McKeon took his place in Tennessee this week and both were well-deserved. That being said, the only reason I can imagine that Triantos didn’t travel south with McKeon is because the Cubs value him receiving everyday at-bats and they couldn’t guarantee that at AA, again similar to Madrigal not being on the Major League roster. 

I don’t know what else you can be looking for from a guy that walked four times as many times as he struck out while still managing to hit for average and power. I’m sure that he’ll make his way to Tennessee at some point this year and he may even begin next season in Iowa so that he can represent the right button to push or lever to pull if the Cubs stagger at the start of next season, but for now you have to wonder how much this big fish can learn in this small pond for much longer.