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Cubs honor prospects Bryant, Johnson

The Chicago Cubs named third baseman Kris Bryant and pitcher Pierce Johnson their minor league players of the month for August.

Bryant, the No. 2 pick in the June draft, batted .381 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 24 games for Single-A Boise and Double-A Daytona. His .438 on-base percentage and .762 slugging percentage was good for a 1.199 OPS, second in the minor leagues.

Johnson went 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA in four August starts.He is 11-6 with a 2.74 ERA in 21 starts between Single-A Kane County and Daytona.