Cubs prospect Baez wins FSL player of the week

Cubs prospect Baez wins FSL player of the week
June 17, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Tony Andracki

As the big-league Cubs continue to struggle through bullpen meltdowns and tough losses in the present, the future looks increasingly bright thanks to the help of a budding farm system.

Prospect Javier Baez put the baseball world on notice last week with a four-homer game for High-A Daytona.

[WATCH: Baez's fourth homer was a complete moonshot]

Monday, the Florida State League announced Baez as the player of the week for the period ending June 16.

Baez only had only those four hits on the week in 13 at-bats, but given they all left the yard, he wound up with seven RBI and a 1.231 slugging percentage for the week.

He also collected two doubles in the All-Star Game on Saturday in Dunedin.

Baez, the Cubs' first-round pick in 2011, is hitting .385 with five homers, five doubles and 15 RBI in May.

[RELATED: Cubs hope Baez can create a sense of Puig-mania one day]

On the season, he is hitting .280/.335/.548 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 45 runs and six stolen bases. He has, however, committed 26 errors in 59 games at shortstop for the Daytona Cubs.

This is the second player of the week honor for Baez this season.