Imagining a Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves Kris Bryant trade
Chicago Cubs: The cream of the prospect crop
Instinctively, and maybe not so much, the first and probably only guy I want in a trade package for Bryant is center fielder Christian Pache. Per his Fangraphs prospect projections, Pache profiles to be a plus major leaguer bordering on the fringes of All-Star caliber.
Pache is by far and away from the clear-cut number one prospect in the Braves organization. Still only 21 years old, Pache already has amassed four years of professional baseball, starting in Rookie League in 2016, all the way to Triple-A Gwinnett this past season.
Having begun the year at Double-A Mississippi, Pache demolished the competition. He slashed .278/.340/.474 with 11 home runs and a 134 wRC+. The average was not quite there; however, Pache got on base a lot, and in his opportunities, he made the most of them. It is an exciting time for ‘the kids’ in baseball. As they say: “Let the kids play.” If Bryant does get moved, this kid can come to play in Chicago.