Mar 7, 2013; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (70) doubles during the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at HoHoKam Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs' prospect Javier Baez will not play in the Arizona Fall League

With only five games left in the regular season, the Chicago Cubs are sitting dead last in the National League Central.

They’re six games back from the Milwaukee Brewers who at some point in the season seen themselves looking up at the rest of the division from fifth place. Once the season is over for the Cubbies, most of their top prospects will report to Arizona to get ready for the fall league.

One of Chicago’s top prospects infielder Javier Baez will skip the fall league and wait until spring training in February. Baez had one heck of a year for the Cubs minor league system, amazing offensive stats for a shortstop which could allow him to steal the job right under the feet of Starlin Castro.

Out of all prospects, Baez played through the entire season which led to him clubbing nearly 40 home runs with 111 RBI’s. The 20 year old rookie does deserve to take a little bit of time off while the rest of the group reports for extra baseball.

Guys like Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and top prospect Jorge Soler have all battled injuries throughout the year. Those guys we’ll definitely see in the fall league.

Baez will be in Arizona to work out and do other baseball related activities, but he will not play.

When spring training rolls around, I expect this kid to be all over the field. Right now Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney are holding down shortstop and second base.

So many great prospects for this organization.

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