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Cubs promote prospect Kris Bryant to High-A Daytona

Aug 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

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2013 No. 2 overall pick Kris Bryant has only been with the Cubs organization for a little over a month, but he’s already making some noise.

According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Cubs promoted Bryant to High-A Daytona today after he batted .351/.416/.692 with four home runs and 16 RBI through 77 plate appearances with Low-A Boise. The 21-year-old finished his stint in the Northwest League with a 15-game hitting streak.

After posting huge power numbers at the University of San Diego, Bryant received a $6,708,400 bonus from the Cubs last month. He’s playing third base right now, though some have speculated that he’ll end up in the outfield in the long run. Either way, he should move up the organizational ladder rather quickly.

  1. yourcubreporter - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    After all the doom-and-gloom prophesies (and yes, they may be warranted) it is welcome news to hear that our Cubbies are moving in the right direction. It has been a tough couple years on top of a tough century, but we may be on our way!

    Gotta learn to crawl before you can learn to walk…

    • natstowngreg - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      No surprise. When ownership brought Theo on board, it showed they recognized what needed to be done. Stop trying to patch up a mediocre roster. Start moving the dead money off the books. Rebuild the talent base. IMHO, you and your fellow Cubs fans should be optimistic, though patient.

  2. 13arod - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Yes now i can see this guy pay

  3. micker716 - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Low A to High A promotion for a #2 overall pick merits a post? Seriously?

    • cubfan531 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:32 AM

      Short-season A to High-A, he’s skipping full-season low-A Kane County. So it’s the #2 overall pick skipping a level.

    • dan1111 - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:57 AM

      You’re right. How dare they waste our bandwidth with players we have never heard of! We demand nothing but A-Rod coverage!

    • amlowlife - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      So, you don’t want to know that the guys they gave a nearly $7 mil. signing bonus to–and passed on some other top talent–is doing well? This is exactly what I, personally, want to hear.

  4. jdubfla - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Coming Soon
    Bryant, Soler, Baez. Almora, Alacantra, Vogelbach
    May be the most possible home grown talent coming since Banks, Santo, Williams, Kessinger, Beckert, Hundley
    Crossing fingers the new guys can turn out half as good

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