Watkins, Struck earn Cubs' honors

Watkins, Struck earn Cubs' honors

Double-A Tennessee infielder Logan Watkins was named the Cubs' Minor League Player of the Year, while pitcher Nick Struck, also of the Tennessee Smokies, was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

The Chicago Cubs have handed out their Minor League individual honors for a key rebuilding year in the organization.

Infielder Logan Watkins, who finished the season with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, was named the Cubs' Minor League Player of the Year. The 23-year-old batted .281 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 133 games. He also led the Southern League with 93 runs scored.

Tennessee's Nick Struck, a 22-year-old starting pitcher, was named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Struck posted a 3.18 ERA and recorded a 14-10 record in 28 games, leading the Southern League in wins and ranking fourth in ERA.

Both Watkins and Struck will be honored prior to the Cubs' October 1 game with the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.

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