Chicago Cubs’ Top-100 Prospect All-Star roster

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Shortstop – Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs selected Baez out of high school No.9 overall in the 2011 MLB Draft. As a prospect, Baez initially had been drafted as a shortstop/third base combination, but presumably was moved to second base. During the 2016 playoffs, he started all 17 games at second base. He started 56 games at the position in 2017

Be that as it may, Baez did start more games (67) at shortstop in 2017, namely due to Addison Russell’s lingering injury that forces him to miss a good number of games.

In the case of building an all-time top-100 prospects list, Baez gets the nod at shortstop. Accordingly to imagine a double-play combination of LeMahieu and himself is entirely a fun prospect and a future Cubs fans could have experienced had it not been for the trade of LeMahieu.

Baez has been an electric part of the Chicago Cubs starting line-up. His no-look swipe tags were the talk of baseball last year, and he is in the prime of his career at 25 years old. In 2017 Baez slashed .273/.317/.480 with a career-high 23 home runs and produced a 2.2 WAR, which is why he finds himself on this roster.