Cubs: Potential depth players impressing this spring

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Cubs: Veteran jack-of-all-trades Eric Sogard is making a strong impression

Eric Sogard came in on a minor league deal before spring began and has been in camp with the Cubs. Although in camp, he is not on the 40-man roster. The veteran utilityman has been in the majors since 2010 and has spent most of his career with the Oakland A’s and Milwaukee Brewers. He is a career .246/.316/.340 hitter in 737 games and is one of those players who has been “on/off” in terms of year-by-year performance.

He has made the most of his time in Spring training. So far in 10 games played he has hit .360/.448/.520 with a .968 OPS. Nine hits in 25 at bats and four walks.

Whether or not he makes the Opening Day roster remains to be seen, but he is making a possible case. He is nice depth to have if he continues to hit decently, and it is worth noting he has started games this spring so it is not like he has only faced scrub pitching. He will be playing for one of the last, if not the last, spots on the roster in terms of position players.