2024 Spring Training Top 30 Chicago Cubs Prospects (#30-21)

The Chicago Cubs have one of the top minor league systems in all of baseball and the players on this list range from potential star-caliber starters to capable bench and bullpen players.

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Number 25

Jake Slaughter

Age: 27 Years Old

Level: High-A South Bend, AA Tennessee

Joined the organization via: 18th Round Pick of 2018 Draft

2023 Stats: 432 PA, .243/.340/.483 22 HR, 44 XBH, 16/22 SB 77 RBI 59 R

Let’s discuss the elephant in the room: Jake Slaughter is 27 years old. He’s not a pitcher who has dealt with Tommy John, he’s just developed pretty slowly. That being said, last year was a solid follow-up to a career year for Slaughter in 2022. 

Prior to 2022, Slaughter had never hit double-digit homers but in 2023 he cracked 20+ for the second year in a row. He also continued to be aggressive on the basepaths despite the 16 bases he stole last year being significantly fewer than his career high of 36 in 2022. Slaughter has played all over the infield and his utility combined with his combination of power and speed make him a player that could be a beneficial bench bat to a team attempting to make a playoff run.