Kris Bryant promoted to Daytona Cubs
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Third baseman Kris Bryant has been promoted to Daytona, the A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The news comes on the heels of Bryant being named Northwest League player of the week.
The Cubs organization confirmed Monday afternoon that Bryant would bypass Class-A Kane County and go straight to Daytona Tuesday. The second-overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft had nine hits in his last 17 at-bats for the Hawks, including three doubles, a home run, and five RBI.
Bryant is riding a 15-game hit streak, the longest in the Northwest League this season. Hawks' general manager Todd Rahr said hitting coach Bill Buckner has been a tremendous asset to Bryant's development. In his first six games in Boise, Kris hit .174 and struck out seven times. In the final 12, he hit .452 while cutting his strikeout-per-game total drastically. Bryant's .354 season batting average was the best on the team during his stay in the treasure valley.
In an unrelated transaction, Rahr confirmed Trevor Gretzky has also been promoted. Gretzky will join the Kane County Cougars- no corresponding roster move has been announced.