Chicago Cubs: Working our way up the organizational top prospect rankings

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Chicago Cubs: Aramis Ademan, SS

Somewhat surprisingly coming in at number eight is 21-year-old shortstop Aramis Ademan. Apart from the 2015-16 international free agent class, Ademan landed a $2 million signing bonus with the Cubs out of the Dominican Republic.

In 2017, Ademan spent the majority of his time at Class-A Short Season Eugene. He tore the cover off the ball, slashing .286/.365/.466 with a 135 wRC+. After making the jump to South Bend, he struggled to a .244/.269/.378 line, however, did manage to keep his strikeout rate in check.

Following an uninspiring 2018 campaign, Ademan stayed at Class-A Advanced Myrtle Beach. He improved immensely, seeing a bump in every offensive category. His ISO doubled, and his walk rate jumped three percent. While his fielding needs to continue growing, Ademan does have the making of a major league starter one day down the line.

The 2020 season is a big one for the young shortstop. However, with his improvement from 2018 to 2019, Ademan could show bigger things in 2020. As he sits at a position of need for the club, Ademan will be someone to keep an eye on for an impact in the coming year.