Chicago Cubs: Pedro Martinez is mashing the competition

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Chicago Cubs: A future on the horizon?

Martinez has many years to go before he reaches the pinnacle of his baseball dream. Nobody, however, has been as good as Martinez this season and it remains to be seen at a scenario where he makes another jump to South Bend. Keeping this torrid pace up with lead to another step in the right direction and Martinez could be that guy who finds himself climbing the ranks before seasons end.

There is no feasible understanding of the makeup for the Cubs five years from now. The chances are that many of these top-performing prospects will have at the very least caught a glimpse of the Show. Martinez does feel like a guy who could make it to the bigs and find a permanent spot in the everyday lineup.

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Current No.1 overall team prospect Nico Hoerner is in line right now as the future of shortstop. Due to his versatility, Martinez could quickly become the everyday option at second base or even third base.

Yes, Kris Bryant will be 32 years old five years from now. What happens with Bryant could strangely carry lasting effects for Martinez and where he plays. That is a future problem though and a topic of discussion for another day. For right now let us all enjoy what Martinez has managed to accomplish and will hopefully continue to perform moving into the next generation of superstars.