Cubs News: A look at September call-ups who could help Chicago

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Apr 26, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A Chicago Cubs hat and glove sits in the dugout during a game with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

John Andreoli

The Iowa Cubs’ outfielder is another one of those talents that has quietly performed well this season after struggling in the past.

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After batting just .211/.329/.249 last season for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, the former 11th-round pick of Chicago has changed perceptions of him on a dime in 2015, carrying a .283/.371/.415 line into the final week of the Pacific Coast League season.

That’s not to say he’s never shown signs of solid play before. Just two years ago, Andreoli batted .305/.379/.402 between High-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee; which lends one to believe that last season was an outlier for the Massachusetts native.

He brings an interesting mix of speed and pop to the table come September. Andreoli has 28 stolen bases on the year for Iowa and has eclipsed the 40-steal mark on two occasions in the past, racking up 55 bags back in 2012 with the Daytona Cubs.

Speed is something this team is lacking heading toward October; Bonifacio could fill that void, but should he struggle, this is a player certainly worth a look.

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