There are many blue chip prospects in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system. However, navigating the minor leagues for some players is akin to being a pin ball, bouncing up and down between levels where they succeed and levels where they struggle. Other Cubs’ prospects’ matriculation through the system is rapid and seamless.
In this post, we feature three prospects who have hit a proverbial brick wall repeatedly at a particular level since joining the Cubs’ organization. In an earlier post, we featured three others who appear to be on an unstoppable track to Wrigley Field.
Alberto Cabrera: Right-handed pitcher Cabrera, whose fastball has been clocked as high as 97 MPH and who was once considered a top prospect in the Cubs’ system, has been humbled at AAA Iowa for three consecutive seasons. In midseason 2011, Cabrera, who has been pitching stateside in the Cubs’ organization since 2007, was promoted to Iowa, where he appeared in nineteen games covering 88.2 innings. He allo