Track #4: Sleeper
Let me introduce to one of my favorite songs and bands.
by Snarky Puppy is a groovy collaboration of funk and hip-hop. This talented group reminds me of the Chicago Cubs with their depth and skill, performing together in a versatile manner. And, Shaun Martin’s performance and energy on the talk-box is MVP level.
Just like this group and track, there are a couple of sleepers on the Cubs who will perform versatile roles. First, there is Matt Szczur. This Spring has been impressive for the young outfielder. With an average of .352 with two triples and four runs batted in, Szczur is showing growth and ability to step up.
Koji Uehara is also showing well this Spring. When others on the pitching staff are allowing runs to cross the plate, the veteran reliever has yet to give up a hit. As a matter of fact, only one batter has reached base against Uehara. With the importance the bullpen will play this season, the acquisition of Uehara is a but if a sleeper move.
If I were to pick a prospect as a sleeper those far, it would be Ryan Williams. In 13 innings pitched for his Spring Training career, he has yet to allow a run. That includes all four innings this Spring. While he will likely start the season in Iowa, the Cubs could come calling mid-season.