For the second time in as many weeks, a member from the Chicago Cubs’ front office indicated that there is no immediate plan to promote third base prospect Kris Bryant from Double A-Tennessee.
Cubs’ general managed Jed Hoyer told reporters last week that there was no imminent promotion of Bryant and that the team wanted the third baseman to dominate at the Double A level a little longer. Cubs’ scouting director Jason McLeod has followed suit and echoed Hoyer’s comments.
While speaking about the Cubs’ recent draft class this weekend, McLeod indicated that there were no immediate plans to promote Bryant.
Bryant hit his 20th home run of the season with the Smokies on Saturday and there appears to be no end to fans clamoring for the prospect to take the next step in his ascension to the Major League level.
The next stop for Bryant would be to be promoted to Triple A-Iowa. A promotion that Bryant seemingly deserves after his hot start with the Smokies this season.
But the Cubs’ front office has shown no sign of wanting to promote Bryant. Though, that sentiment should not be a surprise. The Cubs’ front office is keen on being patient. That could be the reason why Bryant may not make his Major League debut until 2015.
In any event, Bryant will be a major storyline for the Cubs during the second half of the season.