3 biggest trade chips for the Chicago Cubs entering Spring Training
3 biggest trade chips for the Chicago Cubs entering Spring Training - 2 . Zach McKinstry
Zach McKinstry is another name on the list of possible trade candidates, as we learned recently that teams have already been calling. When it comes to the Cubs' super-utility man, if he could manage to get consistent at the plate, he is somebody that brings loads of talent to a team. In 2022, McKinstry spent time at 2B, 3B, SS, LF, and RF and recorded a collective 0.98 FPCT. His value falls off, however, because he only slashed .199/.273/.361 in 166 at-bats last season.
McKinstry is another whose fielding capabilities and team-friendly contract with several years until free agency at least provide what can be the start of decent trade value. What McKinstry needs loads of regular playing time at the major league level, but it will prove challenging to come by this year, especially if the team is looking to utilize Nick Madrigal at third and presumably Patrick Wisdom Christopher Morel. In a perfect world, McKinstry is given ample playing time, turns into the player he has always been at Triple-A (career 323/.401/.550 in 427 ABs), and the Cubs receive viable offers for his services.