Kris Bryant, the No. 2 overall pick of the Chicago Cubs in June’s MLB draft, who had been with the Boise Hawks since July 23, has been promoted to advanced Class A Daytona. The Boise Hawks confirmed the move.
Bryant hit .354 in 18 games with the Hawks, with eight doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs. He was hitting .471 in his last 10 games with Boise and finished his time with Hawks on a 15-game hit streak. He was named Northwest League player of the week on Monday.
Our Brian Murphy wrote a column Sunday telling fans to catch Bryant while they could.
The Hawks had an off day Monday. Daytona played at home Monday night, and will have a home doubleheader Tuesday. The Daytona Beach News Journal’s Sean Kernan tweeted “And, as hinted earlier today, Kris Bryant will be in a Daytona Cubs uniform no later than tomorrow.”
Also on Monday, the Hawks confirmed outfielder Trevor Gretzky has been promoted to Class A Kane County. Gretzky, the son of NHL great Wayne Gretzky, hit .256 in 27 games with the Hawks, and was hitting .300 in his last nine games (9-of-30).