2024 Spring Training Chicago Cubs' Top Prospects (#20-11)

The Chicago Cubs have one of the top minor league system in all of baseball and the players on this list are guys that can help the major league club win the division this season and be a top farm in baseball next season

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Number 18 

Luis Vazquez SS

Age: 24

2023 Level(s): AA Tennessee, AAA Iowa

Joined the organization via: 14th Round Pick in the 2017 Draft

2023 Stats: 528 PA, .271/.361/.456 20 HR, 44 XBH, 10/20 SB, 54 RBI, 72 R

Luis Vazquez definitely wouldn’t have made this list last season (or any previous season for that matter). He’s a career .236/.304/.350 hitter who picked up more than half (20) of his career total (36) in homers last season. 


That being said, he had a career year last year and it begs the question: is this a player that could help the Cubs as early as this season? He hit for significant power in terms of both homers and doubles, he has good speed even if he was a little overly aggressive on the basepaths last season and he can get on base while playing solid middle-of-the-diamond defense. 

Good teams have players like Vazquez who come out of nowhere and help the major league club when things go awry. In a perfect world, Dansby Swanson and Nico Hoerner play 162 games each at shortstop and second base respectively, but in the real world, it’s nice to have a solid player like Vazquez waiting in Iowa if he’s needed.