Atkins, meanwhile, continues to show signs of a breakout year after a rough stint with short-season, Class Low A Boise a year ago. The 20-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 60 1/3 innings as the team's ace starter this year. In four of his 11 starts, the 2004 seventh-round Cubs draft pick has not allowed a run.
"It's really exciting," said Atkins of being selected. "It's my first really good year and I started off here really well. I was hoping I would be selected and knew I had a pretty good chance. We have a great staff here and it shows."
For his part, Avery has the lowest ERA on the Chiefs' staff at 1.34 in 19 relief appearances. The 22-year-old right-hander was taken by the Cubs in the ninth round of last year's draft as a starter from Virginia in the ACC and has a .169 average against in 33 2/3 innings this season.
Campusano, a non-drafted free agent signed from the Dominican Republic in 2001, leads the league with 17 saves and has a 1.42 ERA. In 25 1/3 innings, the 23-year-old southpaw has 40 strikeouts to only eight walks and a .165 average against.
Teasley, selected by the Cubs in Round 38 of the 2001 draft from San Diego State, got off to a strong start from the Chiefs' bullpen and has a 4.03 ERA through 29 innings pitched. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed one run through his first 14 1/3 innings this season.
The 2006 Midwest League All-Star Game will be June 20 in Davenport, Iowa.