2024 Spring Training Chicago Cubs' Top Prospects (#10-6)

The Chicago Cubs' top ten prospects going into this season are as talented as the top ten in any farm system in all of baseball, with legitimate major league starting pitching and a potential 30 homerun hitter.

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Jefferson Rojas SS

Age: 18

2023 Level(s): Rookie Ball, Low-A Myrtle Beach

Joined the organization via: IFA Signing in 2022

2023 Stats: 310 PA, .266/.342/.400, 7 HR, 22 XBH, 13/17 SB 31 RBI 48 R

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Cubs have a teenage shortstop that they signed through International Free Agency that has the potential to be a top prospect in all of baseball. His name isn’t Starlin Castro or Gleyber Torres or Cristian Hernandez. 

Jefferson Rojas has done everything the Cubs could possibly have asked of him as an 18-year-old last season. He played at multiple levels, including full-season ball, and showed that he could hit for average, draw some walks, and hit for power while playing solid up-the-middle defense and utilizing his speed on the basepaths. 

That’s about all you can ask for. 

This year Rojas should likely spend at least part of the season back at Low-A Myrtle Beach but getting playing time for him, Cristian Hernandez, Pedro Ramirez, and Alexis Hernandez have to at least play a role in the Cubs' decisions as to where to send some of these top prospects and the only one that looked like he could handle High-A South Bend would be Rojas.

If we see him spend a portion of the season at High-A then seeing him at Wrigley Field prior to his 20th birthday is at least a possibility, even if it’s a slight one.