#Cubs prospects named to AFL
Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, the top two prospects in the Cubs organization, according to MLB.com’s rankings, will play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. They’ll be joined by catcher Victor Caratini, ranked No. 15 on the top 30 Cubs list, and four pitchers, including right-hander Duane Underwood, who is ranked sixth.
The other pitchers on the Mesa roster include right-handers James Farris, Ryan McNeil and Stephen Perakslis.
Jimenez was named the Midwest League Most Valuable Player, Prospect of the Year, and an end of the season All-Star. He has led the league in doubles, slugging percentage, OPS, and RBIs and was among the top five in batting average and extra base hits.
Happ, the Cubs’ first-round pick in the 2015 Major League Draft, played at Class A Myrtle Beach and also Double-A Tennessee this season.