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MLB Potential Shines for Some First-Half Breakout Cubs Prospects

Most breakouts occur at the lower levels of the minor leagues as a little-known prospect begins to let his talent shine for all to see. In the first half of 2017, this is mostly the case for the Cubs organization. Several prospects are putting together some eye-popping performances, a few of which are somewhat out of the blue. Many of them are showing that they could be assets at the MLB level.

Hitters

Charcer Burks – OF – He has been outstanding as the leadoff hitter for Tennessee, hitting .314 with a .412 OBP. I don’t think Burks is in Tennessee much after the All-Star break. If he can add some more power, I wonder if he’s actually a lot closer to Chicago than anyone thinks. Add in his Gold Glove defense and he is becoming someone to think about at the next level.

Zack Short – SS – He reminds me a lot of Mark Zagunis. Short leads the Midwest league in walks (49) and put up an on-base percentage of over .400. Once he went into the leadoff spot, South Bend took off.

Wladimir Galindo – 3B – I have always been intrigued by Galindo’s power potential. This year, he showed he …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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