In what is deemed as a developmental league, the rookie-league AZL allows young players to hone their craft and groom their game. The Chicago Cubs have three guys who impressed in a big way this past season.
One of the fun challenges I have here at Cubbies Crib lies in digging into each level of Minor League Baseball to uncover the potential future talent who could one day be an impact on the major league club.
This time of the year is slow-moving, especially on the prospect side of things, which can be a double-edged sword. For one, it allows me to get into the nitty-gritty of the organization and the young talent. However, it also means that sometimes there is a substantial requirement for digging. Now is one of those times.
The Arizona League Cubs may not be the first choice to unearth potential future stars, which is why it is so much fun when guys are discovered who could turn into something great. In this instance, three guys in particular who had strong seasons and who have put together an impressive resume in their bid to reach the Show.