Over the past several years, the Chicago Cubs unleashed a wave of talented prospects. Men who have left an early mark on the world of professional baseball.
Not to mention, they have helped the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year championship drought this past Fall. One of the original pieces was shortstop, Starlin Castro who made his debut against the Cincinnati Reds in May of 2010.
Sadly, he was later moved to the New York Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren and a player who spent very little time with the Cubs. Once Castro left the farm system, the front-office went back to work.
Bryant went on to winning National League Rookie of the Year honors while Schwarber became a postseason hero. Someone who wasn’t expected to stay on the big league roster until Chicago had no choice but to keep him.
Wise choice as he helped lift the Cubs to their first LCS appearance since 2003.
Sitting at the top of the list is outfielder, Eloy Jimenez. Jimenez shined in last years’ Futures Game where he had two hits, a home run, and four RBI on top of a highlight play in right field. There’s no telling when he’ll be ready for major league action but we do know it’ll be tough to fit him in.
As of right now, the outfield consists of Kyle Schwarber in left, Almora Jr. and Jon Jay in center with Jason Heyward in right. Almora has been listed as the Cubs No. 3 prospect behind utility man, Ian Happ.
So a time-table of anywhere between two to possibly three years could be the window of when he may debut. Who knows, it could happen sooner rather than later if anything happens to Ben Zobrist or Javier Baez.
Keep in mind, a few names on the current list could very well end up becoming trade chips. The Chapman trade showed us that no one is safe unless you’ve already shown your worth as a member of the major league club.