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

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Chicago Cubs: Vimael Machin, 2B/3B

More infield depth and another surprising prospect is gracing this list. In at number seven is 26-year-old infielder Vimael Machin. Seemingly not well known by many fans, Machin has garnered great success throughout his minor league career.

A former 10th round selection by Chicago in 2015, Machin has worked his way to Triple-A and hopefully soon to the majors. Of many prospects who could legitimately contribute for the Cubs in 2020, Machin is one at the top of the list.

Last season between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa, Machin slashed .295/.390/.412 with a .802 OBP. While in Tennessee, Machin displayed some power, keeping his strikeouts down and posting an impressive 129 wRC+. At Iowa, Machin destroyed many of his offensive stats from the year previous, slashing .320/.452/.560 with a 144 wRC+.

Throughout the year, Machin was a guy I expected to be called up. Through the uncertainty with Addison Russell as well as the infield carousel, it was strange Machin never did get the call. Performing at the level he did, however, Machin should be seriously considered as a top prospect to make an impact for the Cubs in 2020.