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First things first, here is the top 10 list BA has given for the Cubs this year.
1. Javier Baez, SS
This is basically a unanimous projection. There’s an outside case for Albert Almora or Jorge Soler, but neither has the upside of Baez, and he also had the best minors season of the 3 also. No surprise here. I’d be pretty shocked if Baez wasn’t in the top 10 of baseball next year. He had a rough A+ end to 2012, but he absolutely owned the Midwest League and I anticipate he’ll spend the first half of 2013 mashing A+ and eventually getting a call to AA at the very end of the season. As with every young minor league player, he needs to walk a little more and strike out a little less, but he’s absolutely got the powern and defensive chops to be a routine all-star at short.
2. Albert Almora, CF
Almora garners the “best hitter for average” and “best defensive OF” awards from BA as well, which is pretty interesting to note. A line of .347/.363/.480 in rookie ball isn’t awe-inspiring: he wal...
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MLBTR led to me this article by Nick Cafardo, which talks a bit about the Cubs.
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