Baez makes this list simply because he is the most exciting prospect in the Cub's organization right now, and will be a non-roster invitee in spring training. He will get a chance to face some major league talent, but the Chicago Tribune reports that Baez will not be on the roster for opening day.
Here's what Jed Hoyer had to say about Baez's invite:
He’s here to get a feel for what big league camp is all about, see how these guys go about their business. It’s nice for fans to be able to see him, nice for us to be able to see him. But it’s not about making the major league team. This is about (getting) experience.
It was also interesting to hear what Dale Sveum had to say about Baez:
He’s a shortstop and he’s going to play shortstop. If he happens to get into a game at third or second base, it will just be because of flat numbers. It’s not that we need to take a look at him anywhere else. That will be a development question down the road. Maybe to get his bat in the lineup in spring training, you might see him at second base. I don’t know about third base right now.
Very interesting words from Sveum, since most agree that Baez will end up at third base eventually since the Cubs already have Starlin Castro entrenched at shortstop. Regardless of what position he plays, Baez will be a prospect for fans to keep their eyes on this spring.