#Cubs name Minor League July stars

The Cubs named Class A South Bend outfielder Eddy Martinez and left-handed pitcher Jose Paulino the organization’s Minor League player and pitcher of the month for July, respectively.

Martinez, 21, hit .362 with six doubles, two triples, three homers, 17 runs scored and 22 RBI in 27 games in July. He drew 15 walks, contributing to a .446 OBP and a 1.010 OPS, both of which led the Cubs organization.

Martinez had a 10-game hitting streak in the first 10 games of July, batting .487 (19-for-39) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBI. This is his first professional season.

Paulino, 21, went 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA (5 ER/30 IP) in five July games between Single-A Eugene and South Bend, allowing just 17 hits, four walks and striking out 31. He held batters to a .160 clip and recorded a 0.70 WHIP. Before being promoted to South Bend on July 25, he was 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA in four games with short-season Eugene and had walked two batters compared to 27 strikeouts.


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