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Top prospects continue tear as Baez, Bryant homer

Cubs farmhands go deep for Triple-A Iowa in second straight game

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Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, the Cubs' top two prospects, each homered for the second straight night Friday as Triple-A Iowa defeated Round Rock, 4-1.

Friday also marked the second straight day Baez played second base for Iowa. Before Thursday, he has exclusively been used as a shortstop since the Cubs picked him ninth overall in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. But with Starlin Castro entrenched at shortstop in Chicago and newly acquired shortstop Addison Russell at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs are starting to increase Baez's versatility.

The position change didn't affect Baez at the plate, as he went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored Friday. Bryant went 2-for-4 and hit his 33rd home run of the season, the most in the Minor Leagues.

Baez and Bryant, ranked Nos. 6 and 8 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, launched home runs in Iowa's victory against Round Rock on Thursday as well. Friday was the fourth time the pair has homered in the same game since Bryant was promoted from Tennessee last month.

Elsewhere in the Cubs' system, Kyle Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, went 2-for-5 with a home run in Class A Advanced Daytona's 11-7 win in 17 innings. It was his first home run since being promoted from Class A Kane County on Tuesday.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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