Final Prediction for Chicago Cubs' Key Spring Position Battles

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Final Prediction for Chicago Cubs' Key Spring Position Battles
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While the Cubs don't have a whole lot of decisions to make this spring, there are still a couple of spring position battles that have played out over the course of the last month. Even though there's a small sample size for most players, the numbers for each player speak for themselves. How well they've passed the "eye test" and how their numbers stack up against each other is how each player will be judged. 

While most spots on the roster were decided before this spring, there were a few positions and roles that were open for competition. Among them were the starting second and third base jobs as well as the final spot in the bullpen. Unfortunately, the Cubs don't want to call up top prospect Javier Baez quite yet because that would make him arbitration eligible one year sooner. 

In each case, one player made a case for themselves that separated them from the other candidate(s). There's no guarantee that manager Rick Renteria and his staff will see things the same way. But based on their performances this spring and where the team appears to be headed in the future, this is how the team's key position battles figure to shake out.

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