While the Chicago Cubs have several prospects who fans are excited about for the future, one exceptionally young infielder is quietly flying under the radar, working to make his staple in the organization.
Looking at the Chicago Cubs‘ top ten overall prospect list on MLB.com, there exists a nice mix of both position players and pitchers. When looking at the next ten guys, the pitching exceeds the offense. The final ten in the top thirty shift back between a healthy mix of hitters and pitchers alike. Interspersed in the bottom half of the list is none other than a 17-year-old switch hitter, who has already shown exciting signs with his ability.
Reivaj Garcia just turned 17 years old last August and has only a single season of professional baseball under his belt, playing in the Rookie-level Arizona League for the AZL Cubs. In 2017, the club signed Garcia out of Mexico, away from the Yucatan Lions for $500,000.
Impressively, Garcia became the youngest player to appear in minor league baseball and it did not show in the slightest. While he does not have an ETA to the major leagues until 2023, Garcia is already showing impressive abilities and fans should take note.