As some of you know from my blog, with the season going on like it is, I look at the minors as a diversion.
A prospect that some have overlooked is Donald Veal, who I recently rated the Cubs top prospect in my July top 10. Veal has pitched 18 2/3 scoreless innings after his callup to Daytona.
Typically there is a learning curve when being promoted, but Veal has jumped the curve. Veal was taken in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft and was rated the 2nd best prospect in the Northwest League last season by the managers there.
Anyway, when the Chicago Cubs get hard to watch, don't forget there a guys down in the minors that are working their tails off (for the most part) trying to get a taste of the big leagues.