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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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.