In just a few weeks, the Cubs will announce who they are sending to the Arizona Fall League. The league is usually for players who have missed some time, those the Cubs want to take a longer look at. Players who are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft, for example. The Cubs could also get a look at players they may want to showcase for possible trades in the winter, while simultaneously giving those same prospects exposure to other teams.
In most years, the Cubs usually send eight players from either high class-A Myrtle Beach or AA Tennessee. This year, a few players fit the bill because they have missed some time or the Cubs really want to see how they fare against advanced competition. Here are some names that might be in the running for playing time this fall in Arizona.
I think it would be important to see Jen-Ho Tseng in Arizona as he did miss a month this year. And I’d like to see how his arsenal matches up against elite competition, especially his offspeed stuff. I’d also like to see Duane Underwood in Arizona, but in a relief role. Underwood has struggled with injuries each of the …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider