Chicago Cubs: 3 Lower-ranked prospects that could make an impact

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Chicago Cubs: Jordan Nwogu is very similar to top prospect Brennen Davis

With the 2020 MLB Draft shortened to just five rounds due to COVID-19, the Cubs had to make each pick count, and Jordan Nwogu out of Michigan was their third-round selection. Nwogu was the star on the CWS runner-up Michigan team and like the Cubs’ number two prospect, Brennen Davis, Nwogu is a supreme athlete. Nwogu (#27 – MLB Pipeline) has good power and speed, with his grades for both being above average.

Despite standing at 6’3, Nwogu is incredibly fast and does a great job of crushing the ball all over the field. Nwogu also has a good plate discipline but needs work on his approach against breaking balls. Brennen Davis and Jordan Nwogu are in the same mold of players which shows the Cubs like these types of players.

Nwogu has struggled thus far into his minor league career, but it’s hard to put a lot of stock into this as he’s someone that has probably suffered more than others due to last year’s lost minor league season. Even though he’s a college product, Nwogu is still very much an unpolished product, but if the Cubs can figure out how to get him to play up to his potential, Nwogu’s tools could make him a very good major leaguer one day.