Javier BaezPhoto Credit: USATSI
Let me preface this piece by stating that none of these players should be owned in re-draft leagues, but all three should be owned in any and all versions of a keeper format. Without further adieu, notes on the top three batting prospects in the Cubs loaded system:
Javier Baez, RHH SS – The 20-year old shortstop caught everyone’s attention during spring training, showing off his electric bat speed and extension en route to hitting .298 with four HR and ten RBI in an extended look. His future stock has now been emblazoned even further after going 4/4 with four homers and seven RBI on June 10th. After hitting 16 total bombs between the Low A MID and the Advanced A FSL last season, Baez has already left the yard 13 times in just 230 plate appearances in 2013 (.570 SLG%). We’re talking all-fields power, not just spinning on balls to left.
During a brief taste of this level last year, he triple slashed .188/4/13 in 80 AB’s; to say he’s developing rapidly w...