Sunday, October 6, 2013

Where Are They Now? 2010 Pro Debut Part 8

This is the eighth and final post of this running series where I take a look back at the future Cubs represented in the 2010 Pro Debut. You can view previous posts here:

Part One - Ryan Flaherty and Brett Jackson 

Part Two - DJ LeMahieu and Brooks Raley

Part Three - Chris Archer and Hak-Ju Lee

Part Four - Rebel Ridling and Trey McNutt

Part Five - Welington Castillo and Jay Jackson

Part Six - David Cales and Casey Coleman

Part Seven - Josh Vitters and James Leverton

Su-Min Jung was signed as a free agent by the Cubs out of Korea in 2008. On this card, Jung is shown with the Arizona League Cubs for which he pitched 3 innings over two appearances. He gave up two hits and two walks but held the other team scoreless and struck out three. He moved up to low A Boise Hawks where he made seven starts in eight appearances with no record to show for it.

2010 saw Jung make another move, playing the entire season with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs. He pitched in 22 games and his 7 Wins was good enough for second on the team.

He threw in another 22 games in 2011 but split it between Peoria and Boise with a combined 2-3 record and a 4.96 record. Jung reverted further in 2012, pitching for the Arizona League Cubs and Boise Hawks again. He went 1-1 with Boise and had no record with the AZL Cubs.

Jung was released by the Cubs during Spring Training this year and I couldn't find any statistics for him for 2013.

Last but not least, and also shown with the AZL Cubs, is Justin Bour. The Cubs drafted Bour in the 25th round of the 2009 draft. Also like Jung, Bour split 2009 between the AZL Cubs and the Boise Hawks, although as a position player (first base), Bour got much more playing time.

In 2010, he moved up to Peoria and hit .291 with 12 home runs and 87 RBIs. This got him another call up for 2011 where he spent the entire season in High-A Daytona. His batting average dipped a little to .277 but he hit 23 home runs and 85 RBIs. 

Bour has spent the past two seasons with Double-A Tennessee Smokies where in 2012 he had 110 RBIs. He was recovering from an injury this season and played in only 83 games, but his 18 home runs was second on the team only to Javier Baez. And his 64 RBIs was second only to Arismendy Alcantara.

He's a local guy so despite being blocked at first base, I'm pulling for him to do really well. Justin's older brother, Jason was drafted by the Reds and later went through the White Sox organization, but topped out at Double A.

I had fun catching up with this set so I hope to do it again next season for the 2011 set. Maybe when the 2014 Pro Debut set comes out.

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