Chicago Cubs: Myrtle Beach – Pablo Aliendo, C
The last name on this list is a 20-year-old backstop who is now three seasons into his professional career. Pablo Aliendo has vastly improved from his first year and even held his own as a 17-year-old after signing in 2018.
A few years later and Aliendo is at Myrtle Beach, slashing .294/.390/.353 with a 120 wRC+. Power, again, is not a concern as Aliendo is consistent with his ability to put the bat on the ball. Unfortunately, the biggest issue is the 33.9 percent strikeout rate, but that comes with increased levels of competition, and hopefully, he will work it out.
Aliendo has spent 92 2/3 innings behind the plate defensively but has also spent a bit of time at the hot corner and shortstop. Aliendo will continue to grow, and it remains to be seen what he will do in the future.
He has slashed an insane .579/.619/.684 over the past week and, in his past ten games, has hit .424/.500/.485 with a 183 wRC+. He strongly represents the depth of quiet talent in the organization and will be one to follow for the next few years into the mid-2020s.