Cubs: This latest Willson Contreras trade proposal is a hard pass

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Cubs already boast embarrassment of riches in outfield prospects

The second name thrown into the mix was Bishop. Now, according to’s rankings, this kid is a top 10 organizational prospect finding his name at number eight. According to Baseball America, he isn’t even on the Giants top 30 list. Talk about a polarizing point of view. I will hedge with Baseball America, however.

Bishop, like Bailey, is 23 years old and was taken in the first round at 10th overall just a year before Bailey. I’ll cut Bishop some slack as pre-pandemic he was tearing the cover off the ball. In 2019 at Low-A in 25 games, Bishop posted a 145 wRC+ with a 24.8 percent walk rate. You have to love the chaos of pitching in the minor leagues.

Last season Bishop missed nearly the entire season with a shoulder injury which hampered his development significantly. Instead of moving back to Low-A however, the Giants started him back at High-A and the results have been poor. Bishop has posted a 98 wRC+ through 48 games this season, hitting just .213 with a 33.7 percent strikeout rate. Not great, Bob.

Take into account the fact the Cubs have four outfield prospects in the current organizational top 10, all of whom have shown incredible stuff, Bishop is another easy pass as in a package for a player of Contreras’ caliber.