Whenever prospects get hyped up enough without reaching their ceiling or realizing their potential yet, people will want to compare them to current or former major league players. While it’s not an exact science, having someone who is in the middle of or has completed their MLB career as a comparison can sometimes give fans a better idea of the type of player that prospect may become.
Before getting into the current and former players the Chicago Cubs’ plethora of hitting talent resembles, it’s important to remember that just because they are similar to a player doesn’t mean their careers will turn out the same way. So much of baseball is mental, and that certainly can make or break a career.
These comparisons are simply based on skill set and the play style of the players involved. With that said, here’s a look at some of the Cubs’ top hitting prospects and some players they may resemble when they get called up.