#Cubs prospects Young, Zagunis and Myrtle Beach’s Johnson honored

Two Myrtle Beach players and manager Mark Johnson were honored by the Carolina League on Saturday. Utility infielder Chesny Young and outfielder Mark Zagunis were named to the year-end All-Star team, and manager Mark Johnson was honored as the Carolina League Manager of the Year.

Young, 22, leads the league with a .332 batting average, which also ranks second among all Cubs full-season Minor Leaguers. He leads Myrtle Beach with 123 hits. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, the Cubs selected Young in the 14th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Mercer University.

Zagunis, 22, has played all three outfield spots this season, with some time spent as a catcher. Selected as an outfielder, Zagunis has hit eight home runs, second-most on the team, along with 24 doubles, five triples, and 53 RBI. His .276 batting average is fifth in the league. A native of Willingboro, NJ, the Cubs selected Zagunis as a catcher in the third round (78th overall) of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Virginia Tech University. He was the second catcher drafted by the Cubs that season after Kyle Schwarber/\.

Johnson, 39, is in his fifth managerial campaign in the Cubs system. A former Major League catcher with eight years of big league experience between the White Sox, Athletics, Brewers, and Cardinals, Johnson led Class-A Kane County team to the best record in Minor League Baseball (91-49) en route to a 7-0 postseason run and a Midwest League Championship.

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