With the major league season for the Chicago Cubs coming to an end within the next couple of weeks, their top prospects are preparing to head to Arizona for the Fall League.
Chicago may not have the greatest major league squad out there right now, but just wait until their top prospects reach the big leagues. Players like Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, Brett Jackson and Kyle Hendricks should all be playing during the Arizona Fall League later this year.
Of course one of the top guys headlining that list is Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. Soler played 55 games with High-A Daytona and hit eight home runs with 35 RBI’s before fracturing a left tibia back in June. The 21 year old is surely to be an anchor for the Chicago Cubs outfield group along with Junior Lake.
Shortstop Javier Baez had one of the best seasons out of the entire group. Baez displayed some power this season and hit 37 home runs and 111 RBI’s for both High-A and Double-A affiliates. Pretty insane for a 20 year old prospect.
Kris Bryant is a prospect who could possibly be ready for the majors as soon as next season. The 21 year old third baseman was Chicago’s top draft pick in this years major league draft. With Chicago not really having a player who can stick at third base besides Luis Valbuena, I don’t see Bryant going after any other position.
They already have Barney at second, Rizzo at first and have plenty of depth in the outfield. Their only problem right now is having a solid third baseman who can provide both defense and offense. He’s one of those guys.
Arizona Fall League will begin shortly after the major league baseball season is finished.