The Cubs have made a number of moves this offseason in an attempt to improve their on the field product for 2013. In addition to the free agents added this winter, there are some young prospects that will be looking to prove they should be a part of the Cub’s future plans as well.
Spring Training will be a very important time for some of these prospects. The Cubs are not rock-solid in a couple of spots on the field, most notably at third base and in the outfield, so some prospects may see this as an opportunity to break into the show. For some other prospects, it may be the last chance to show the Cubs’ brass that they belong within the organization.
For prospects, Spring Training can be an exciting time in their careers if it leads to greener pastures. For others, it can bring careers to a screeching halt. Either way, Spring Training often represents a new beginning where a lot of questions get answered.
All prospects have something to prove during Spring Training. It’s just the nature of the situation where a young player is trying to prove he belongs. But here are a few Cubs prospects that have the most to prove when Spring Training kicks off this February.
Please Note: Although Kyuji Fujikawa is technically considered a prospect, since he has had no major league experience, he is not on this list.