Chicago Cubs: Charcer Burks still has time to develop

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The Chicago Cubs selected outfielder Charcer Burks out of William B. Travis High School way back in 2013, in the ninth round. Since then, Burks has worked his way to Double-A, where he has been for the past three seasons.

Within the past year here at Cubbies Crib, we have discussed many prospects and what they bring to the table. Somehow, Charcer Burks and his ascent through the Chicago Cubs system went largely overlooked. Still, Burks’ time in professional ball up until this point has been a sort of smorgasbord of production.

The now 24-year-old outfielder signed out of high school for $170,000. As a ninth-round selection, it feels like a bit of a steal for the Cubs looking back. Burks immediately joined the Arizona Rookie League in his first year out and was off and running.

Currently, Chicago’s list of top 30 prospects is made up of many catchers and pitchers. There are a few outfielders sprinkled in; however, Burks is not amongst them on the list. In 2017, Burks found himself ranked as the number 22nd overall prospect in the Cubs’ pipeline. Unfortunately, it did not last as he fell off the big board. Nevertheless, Burks has shown glimpses of production and being 24 years old, still has time to reach his dream.