Latest Update Cubs option Lake to Iowa Fri Aug, 15, 10:29 PM
Owns a tremendous arm, which is his best tool in the field. Also displays pretty good power and base-stealing speed. Has good hands, both with the bat and glove.
Flaws: : May not have enough quickness and range to play the shortstop position in the big leagues. Also needs to work on becoming a more patient hitter at the dish.
Lake has found himself on the outside looking with sporting a .216 average over 291 at-bats, making him expendable as we reach the final stretch of the season. At the age of 24 there is still plenty left in the tank, but changes are going to have to be made before rejoining the big league club. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Junior Lake struck out four times last night and even including a bat over his knee after the second one. He has been hitless in his last 13 at-bats now, with seven strikeouts mixed in, and his on-base percentage for the year is down to .259. The Cubs are probably giving him a day to regroup and get his head straight during this slump.Analyst: Drew Phelps
The Nationals are starting a right hander, and the Cubs are responding with an all left-handed outfield, which excludes Lake. Lake started the first game of the double header, and went 0 for 4, whiffing twice.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Lake left Thursday's game after a scary looking injury, but appears to be fine. He should be back in the Cubs' lineup on Saturday or Sunday.Analyst: David Kerr