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Prospect Bryant off to hot start in Double-A

CHICAGO -- Kris Bryant seems to be having no problems at Double-A Tennessee.

Bryant, the second player taken overall in last year's First-Year Player Draft, snapped a scoreless tie with a solo home run in the seventh inning Friday to lift Tennessee to a 1-0 win over Pensacola. It was Bryant's second homer in as many games as he also connected in the season opener Thursday, a 6-5 loss to Pensacola.

Ranked second among the Cubs' top 20 prospects, Bryant led all college players last season with 31 home runs at the University of San Diego, and was the Cubs' first-round pick in June. He moved up quickly, playing two games for the Mesa Rookie League team, then went to short-season Boise and finished at high A Daytona, which won the Florida State League championship.

The third baseman finished last year in the Arizona Fall League, where he was named Most Valuable Player.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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