Chicago Cubs: Who is hot and who is not in spring

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Chicago Cubs: Spring stats mean more to the players trying to play for spots

We are a few weeks into Cactus League play, and key players on the Chicago Cubs roster have gotten a decent amount of action to this point. Position players that are either projected to make the Opening Day roster or are competing for a final spot have gotten at least 15 at-bats going into Sunday. There is still plenty of cutting down to be done.

Stats in spring might not mean a lot for guys like Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant (though the leadoff experiment is worth tracking), but other guys trying to either bounce back or push for a roster spot are worth looking at. So far, there have been some pleasantly surprising performances from fringe guys and prospects, which could sway how the final spots are filled up.

In the end, Cactus League stats will be forgotten as soon as the season starts, but at least they can somewhat help evaluate what the Cubs have in their organization in terms of MLB-ready talent. Here is a look at some critical guys outside the main core who are hot and who are not so far this spring.