OMG: Chicago Cubs
Here’s the Cubs’ Top 10 Prospects and, as always, OMG (One More Guy) from their system:
Brett Wallach, RHP: It seemed like a story-book scenario. Son gets drafted by his big league father’s old team. Tim’s kid was taken in the third round of the 2009 Draft by the Dodgers and began his first full season with Great Lakes in the Midwest League. He went 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his first month in the league and it looked like he could take off. He struggled for the next two months, but turned it back around with a 2.63 ERA in July.
But then the fairtale was over. The Dodgers sent Wallach to the Cubs in the Ted Lilly deal. Wallach stayed in the Midwest League, pitching with Peoria, though he had a 5.76 ERA over seven starts there. But that’s not a real way to judge just what kind of prospect he is. Cut the guy a little slack, given that he was taken from the family organization (his dad has managed and his brother is a catcher in the system to boot). He’s got great pure stuff and with a little help, he could have a pretty high ceiling.