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 22

Haydn McGeary 1B

Age: 24 Years Old

Level: High-A South Bend, AA Tennessee

Joined the organization via: 15th Round Pick of 2022 Draft

2023 Stats: 532 PA, .275/.397/.462 19 HR, 43 XBH, 7/10 SB, 88 RBI, 65 R

The best ability is availability and that is something that McGeary showed in spades last season as he played in 124 games and put up 532 at-bats. He made the most of those at-bats as he hit for average, drew plenty of walks, and also hit for power to the tune of more than 40 extra-base hits. 

The Cubs seemed to have their first-baseman of the future in waiting at AAA to start last year in the form of Matt Mervis but that position (especially with the uncertainty surrounding Cody Bellinger’s future with the organization) is very much in flux to start 2024. If McGeary starts the year as hot as he played last season he may be the next prospect fans are dying to get to Wrigley.