3 Chicago Cubs prospects to know heading into Spring Training

Iowa Cubs center fielder Darius Hill makes a catch for an out against St. Paul during a MiLB
Iowa Cubs center fielder Darius Hill makes a catch for an out against St. Paul during a MiLB / Bryon Houlgrave/The Register / USA TODAY
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Chase Strumpf
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3 Chicago Cubs prospects to know heading into Spring Training- Chase Strumpf

Chase Strumpf spent the entirety of the 2022 campaign at Double-A Tennesse. At that time, he recorded a line of .234/.379/.461/125 wRC+ with 21 HRs and 57 RBIs. The .226 ISO is excellent, but the 33.3 K% has to improve this coming year. Although he registered 486 plate appearances in 116 games, he only recorded 393 ABs, primarily due to an impressive 76 walks drawn on the season. Though he spent just 7.1 innings at first base, he played three infield spots total in '22, getting the lion's share at second and third base. Collectively, he recorded a 0.968 FPCT on the season.

Strumpf will be going into his age-25 season this year, and he has solid enough potential that he is being brought in as a non-roster invite for Spring Training. His ability to get on-base gives him a high floor offensively, but it will bode well for him to make better contact and cut back on strikeouts, even if he has to sacrifice power along the way. It will be interested to see how his Spring goes. He could start the season and Triple-A Iowa if he does well enough.