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Three Cubs Make AFL Rising Stars Game!

Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:20 am
Three Chicago Cubs prospects have made the Arizona Fall League Risings Stars All-Star game set for Saturday at 7pm on MLB Network. The three Cubs set to play in the game are pitchers Chris Carpenter and Trey McNutt, and Infielder Junior Lake.

 Chris Carpenter (25) was drafted by the Cubs in 2008 and made his Major League Debut this year. Carpenter was named the Cubs #3 prospect by He also was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star last year. He is currently 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA with 16 K's and 2 BB's in 11.2 innings. 

Trey McNutt (22) who has been rumored in the Theo Epstein compensations talks was drafted by the Cubs in 2009. He was tabbed a Top 50 prospect, and is the Cubs #4 prospect according to He is currently 0-0 in 5 starts with a 6.75 ERA. He has 6 K's and 5 BB's in 12 IP. 

Junior Lake (21) was signed by the Cubs in 2008. He is currently hitting .298 with 5 HR, 15 RBI, and 15 Steals.

Other Cubs in the Arizona Fall League are:

Andrew Cashner, Marcus Hatley, Josh Vitters, and DJ LeMahieu.  

Cashner (25) was drafted by the Cubs in 2008. He also was in the Cubs rotation to begin the year before he got hurt and was shut down for the rest of the season. He is currently 0-0 with a 12.60 ERA in 5 IP. He also has 3 K's and 1 BB.

Hatley (23) a 2006 draft pick is 1-3 with an 11.91 ERA in 11.1 innings with 3 K's and 3 BB's.

Vitters (22) was drafted in 2007 and is hitting .347 with 3 HR's 13 RBI and 2 SB. 

LeMahieu (23) was drafted in 2009 and made his Major League Debut this year is currently hitting .277 with 1 HR, 12 RBI and 10 SB.

Remember all these games are played in Spring Training Sites in Arizona so many of the pitchers numbers may be skewed because it is very hitter friendly.

Other notable players taking part in this all-star game are Bryce Harper, Gerritt Cole, Mike Trout, and Matt Domniguez. It should be a great game full of future MLB Stars so you might want to check it out I know I will. 

For more information on the Arizona Fall League here's a link:
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