Cubs Minors: Five prospects who are off to a blazing start

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Cubs: Outfield depth has been improving with each passing season

There are no certainties in life as there are no certainties in baseball. Tennessee Smokies infielder Levi Jordan is a perfect example of this as a 29th round pick out of the University of Washington in 2018. He’s moved quickly through the system, from rookie ball to Double-A in a matter of three seasons.

Jordan put together a solid four-year career for the Huskies. He hit .283 and, although not a big power guy, did make a lot of contact and was consistently on base. This year through 15 games, Jordan has slashed .288/.348/.458 with a 124 wRC+. He has already hit two home runs which may not seem like a lot, but, again, as a guy who hasn’t been known for the long ball, it is a positive development.

As a career guy at Washington, Jordan came in a bit older than most, although he is still just 25 years old and hitting his stride at the right time. The right-hander has hit .293 in his past five games, managing his strikeout rate and driving in runs. The Cubs are stacked with infielders, and Jordan adds to that depth.