CHICAGO IL - The Chicago Cubs today named South Bend Cubs right-handed pitcher Duncan Robinson the organization's minor league pitcher of the month for May.
Robinson, 23, went 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA (3 ER/27.0 IP) in five games (three starts) in May for South Bend. He fanned 24 batters while walking just two and allowing three home runs. He tossed a season-high tying 7.0 innings twice, May 9 at Burlington (3 H, 0 R) and May 29 vs. Fort Wayne (4 H, 1 R). His 0.70 WHIP led the Midwest League in May and his 1.00 ERA ranked third.
The six-foot, six-inch 230-pound righty ranks fourth in the Midwest League with a 1.34 ERA as he has allowed just eight earned runs in 53.2 innings this season. He has struck out 43 while walking seven, contributing to a minuscule 0.84 WHIP. His five wins rank second on the club.
Selected by the Cubs in the ninth round of the 2016 Draft out of Dartmouth University, he has gone 7-3 with a 2.07 ERA (17 ER/74.0 IP) in 19-career games, including six starts.
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 29 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015, the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.
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