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Through 54 games this season, the Charlotte Knights are 28-26 and currently lead the International League South Division by two and a half games.
A big reason for those 28 wins is because the Knights have arguably the best offense in the league.
As a team, the Knights lead the league in homers (50), RBIs (235), hits (500), runs (249), and batting average (.269).
Individually, Jason Coats tops all players in the league with a .331 average and Tim Anderson has recorded the most hits with 64. Matt Davidson and Danny Hayes are tied with two others for second-most RBIs with 31.
But on the mound, the Knights have really struggled to get their pitching under control.
The pitching staff has allowed the most earned runs with 254, which are 50 more than the team below the Knights, and hold the highest ERA with 4.77 — 0.85 more than the second-highest ERA team.
The Knights have also given up the most hits (508) and are the only team that hasn't recorded a shutout.
Ian Happ is carrying the torch for the Theo Epstein first-round draft picks.
Happ was the fourth straight hitter taken in the first round since Epstein's front office took over for the Cubs, and like the others before him, Happ is putting up a strong showing in the minors.
After posting an .822 OPS while playing in A-ball in 2015, Happ currently has an .818 OPS with advanced Class-A Myrtle Beach.
The 21-year-old has yet to show off much power, with only five homers this season, but he's displayed an elite eye at the plate, drawing 36 walks in 51 games.
Happ was especially patient to end May, walking 15 times in the final 17 games and posting a .425 on-base percentage in that span.
Happ also has some verstaility that fits right in with these young Cubs, notching more than 300 innings at both second base and centerfield while also seeing time in left and right field.
Happ is still not close to the big leagues, but the ninth overall pick in 2015 could hop on the fast track soon in the Cubs system or may wind up as a valuable trade piece in the coming year.