Chicago Cubs: Fear not, there is still quality in the farm system

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The prospect we know

The new top prospect in the Cubs’ system is one that we know. The third baseman-in-waiting, Jeimer Candelario, played in 11 big league games this year already. It has not gone as well as expected, but the potential is there.

The season started off with a bang for Candelario. In the first seven games, he tallied five doubles, two triples, two homers and 15 runs batted in. Most of that damage came in three games, each being five RBI performances. After that run, he attained a .370/.414/.926 slash line.

The rest of the season is not going as well. Still, his 10 home runs, 42 RBI and 23 doubles are impressive. Certainly, getting called up a few times caused interruptions in rhythm. When he was first called up in May, Candelario was hitting for a .340 average.

The eyes of the Cubs’ future are on Candelario. The only concern is being limited to first or third base. Will that cause him to be traded?