Rounding out our check-in on the Chicago Cubs top prospects this season

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Chicago Cubs: Aramis Ademan, SS – Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Currently coming in as the club’s number six prospect, Aramis Ademan profiles as another offensive infield weapon for the future. Despite the presence of Nico Hoerner, Ademan is someone who can compliment the lineup as a left-handed hitter.

Ademan struggled at Class-A Advanced Myrtle Beach last season, slashing .207/.291/.273 with a 64 wRC+ in 114 games. Positively when looking in hindsight, his 8.4 percent walk rate, and nine stolen bases stood out in an otherwise underwhelming season.

This season so far has been much better for the 20-year-old. Through 40 games with Myrtle Beach, Ademan is slashing a much-improved .260/.382/.409 with a 130 wRC+ and a whopping 14.9 percent walk rate. His ISO has increased from .066 in 2018 to .150 this season, and he is continuing to drive the baseball at a more rapid rate.

Ademan’s biggest struggle is his fielding. Last season he finished with 27 errors in the 112 games, equating to a .948 fielding percentage. This season, the young infielder already has ten errors in his 40 games and can hopefully continue to work on his defense as that will be a crucial component for his playing time. As a 20-year-old, this kid still has plenty of time. He is earning great experience right now and should only continue to improve as time progresses.

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