Chicago Cubs Prospects of the Week: Kevin Alcantara, Cade Horton shine

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Cubs High-A Pitcher of the Week: RHP Cade Horton

1 G, 5 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 BB, 10 K

Cade Horton was even better this week than he was last week when he was also the South Bend pitcher of the week. If he stays on this trajectory he’ll likely be the June Pitcher of the Month. 

Over his last three starts, Horton has racked up 27 strikeouts across 13 innings and only given up two earned runs. Unlike his Triple-A counterpart, Ben Brown, another Cubs prospect pitcher that has drawn acclaim for his ability to miss bats, Horton hasn’t had trouble with his walks over this span of greatness. He issued just one walk over that three game span and that absolutely goes hand-in-hand with the success he’s been having.

Horton started the year in Low-A Myrtle Beach and he’s been in South Bend for just five starts now. That being said, he’s starting to show the dominance he showed for the Pelicans and may force his way to Tennessee before much longer. I can’t believe this is the case, but the Cubs seem to actually be developing some legitimate pitching talent.