I will have the Cubs top pitching prospect and hitting prospect. Both are playing in Double A and are playing lights out ball:
Hitting Prospect Starlin Castro:
In 72 at-bats Castro is hitting .361 with 1hr, 16rbi and 4 stolen bases. Castro is in a little slump going 0-11 in his last at-bats but slumps happen to every ball player in the majors and minors. I still think they have to call him up but with Theriot getting a base a lot lately and Fontenot and Baker playing a good platoon role. He has not spot on the team so now he will stay in the minors for a littler longer than expected.
Pitching Prospect Andrew Cashner:
There was a report out there earlier that the Cubs could call him but that was shot down by Pinella and Hendry, saying "he is not ready". Cashner is 1-1 with a 3.33 era in 24.1 innings pitch. He has been used in the starting role in the minors but the Cubs see him as a relief pitch (closer or set-up man). He has the stuff to be a relief pitcher and could be a dominate one as well. So should the Cubs bring him up as the set-up man? I am, one that does not know but would like Zambrano to go back to the starting rotation.
Bruce Levine said that it might not be long for either of them to get the call to come to the majors and I can't disagree anymore.
Only time will tell.