Cubs News: Top Infield Prospect Heads To Double-A Tennessee

The Chicago Cubs have plenty of blue-chip prospects to spare both at AAA Des Moines and on the big-league roster, and yet another highly-touted young player is closing in on joining the fray.

Here's Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register with the report:

The Cubs announced this week that outfielder Billy McKinney was promoted to double-A Tennessee.

McKinney, who was with High-A Myrtle Beach, posted a Carolina League high .340 batting average in 29 games. He added 19 runs, five doubles, two triples, four homers and 25 RBIs.

The 20-year-old McKinney entered the season as the sixth-best prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America.

McKinney was part of last season's huge Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade with the Oakland Athletics which brought fellow uber-prospect Addison Russell to the organization.

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